David de Gea names player he would sign for Manchester United

David de Gea

When asked which player he would sign for Manchester United, goalkeeper David de Gea named a fellow Spain international.

New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has a tough job on his hands this summer as the Old Trafford outfit are in desperate need for an injection of quality.

A number of stars have been linked with the club already, with Bayern Munich duo Toni Kroos and Bastian Schweinsteiger heavily mentioned in the media.

Such deals, however, have yet to materialise and an anxious feeling may be building up around the club as potential signings slip away.

The biggest priority for the Dutchman is to solve United’s midfield area, a problem so obvious that even the United players are hinting it needs improving.

In the build-up to Spain’s World Cup warm-up match with Bolivia, Red Devils goalkeeper David de Gea was asked which player he would sign for the Manchester outfit if he was given a blank cheque.

The 23-year-old answered by naming Barcelona star Andres Iniesta without hesitating.

'I would sign Iniesta. I would take him to Manchester because for me, if he isn’t the best in the world, he is one of the best. He has character, a lot of quality, goals. He has everything', he said, quoted by Europapress.

The diminutive Spanish international midfielder possesses dribbling abilities, vision, a fabulous first touch and a passing range as well as any in the world today; he is exactly the type of player the Red Devils so desperately crave.

In the season gone by, Iniesta scored just three goals but assisted a further seven in 27 La Liga appearances, as the Catalan giants failed to secure a major trophy for the first time in six years.

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