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Rudiger ‘perfect’ for Red Devils

Ex-Manchester United Defender Paul Parker believes Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger would be the ‘perfect signing’ for his old club.

The German center-back, 28, is out of contract in June and attracting plenty of interest from Europe.

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Despite numerous talks, the star is yet to agree with Chelsea.

Speculation has been mounting that Real Madrid is ‘pushing’ to seal a free transfer move for Rudiger, with Paris Saint-Germain also interested.

But Parker, who spent five years at right-back for United, has urged his old employers to launch a move of their own for him.

And he explained that he believes a partnership between Rudiger and Raphael Varane at the back could help get the Red Devils back challenging for the title.

The ex-England ace told bettingexpert: “If he was to stay at Chelsea. He’s very influential, and the fans idolize him.

“To come to Manchester United, I would say that is ambitious. However, I would understand why he would want to, and I think he would make a difference.

“If you had him next to Varane, what a difference you’re talking about. Good pace and you’re talking about someone who’s won a World Cup, Champions League, and then you’ve got a center-half, who in the old-school way of talking is a leader.”

Parker added: “He shouts and screams, bosses people about, dictates the people.

“When people aren’t doing it, he tells them because he doesn’t make that many mistakes himself. He keeps things simple. He’d be perfect.

“It all depends on him being ambitious. Does he want to go to Manchester United and be the difference-maker at the back?


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