Dwight Yorke warns Manchester United not to ‘waste money’ on former Arsenal striker
Posted by  badge Boss on Dec 13, 2023 - 06:41PM
Dwight Yorke isn’t a fan of a proposed Manchester United swap deal involving Jadon Sancho (Picture: Getty)

has warned over the prospect of engineering a swap deal with involving and Donyell Malen.

The England international appears destined to leave Old Trafford next month, either on loan or permanently, following a spectacular falling out with .

after his lack of effort in training was cited as the reason for his omission against Arsenal earlier this season.

United, meanwhile, are desperate to sign a new striker in January to ease the burden on Rasmus Hojlund who is still without a Premier League goal since his £72million move from Atalanta.

, United have been .

With the Bundesliga club reluctant to lose their top scorer when the widow reopens, .

Malen spent the formative years of his career at Arsenal before making a breakthrough with PSV Eindhoven.

The 24-year has scored just 18 goals in 62 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund, however, and Yorke believes the Holland international is not the answer to United’s goalscoring woes.

‘I’ve not seen much of Donyell Malen, but I know he’s scored a few goals in the Bundesliga. I haven’t seen enough of him to make a judgment on him, but he seems to be an alright player,’ Yorke told .

‘United can’t waste money signing players who won’t improve the squad. I’m an aspiring coach, and that’s the first thing I take into consideration before I sign anyone. If this player doesn’t raise the level of the position he’s playing in, then the team will continue on the same path. 

‘United need to sign players who will be comfortable with the pressure of the club and who will help them win football matches. A good player performs even when the rest of the team isn’t. We’re not seeing that in the current squad. is the only one who looks as if he has a fire in his belly.

‘Good players can influence matches even when the team looks down and out. None of the current players look a threat and they all look fragile.

‘It’s hard to see any of these players producing something extraordinary, but every team needs individuals like that. is always easier when you’re playing well, but you really know about players when they’re not. That’s where to find out how good they really are. 

‘I could play in this City side with ease, but you find out who can really play when the chips are down. That’s when you find out who wants the ball and who shies away from it – that’s when true characters are revealed.’

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