Owen Hargreaves told BT Sport’s Champions League Tonight that he thinks Liverpool target Jude Bellingham can turn Manchester United into a title-challenger – picking United, when asked where would he go if in Bellingham’s shoes. Bellingham, 19, nabbed his second goal of the season on Tuesday night as Dortmund eased to a comfortable 3-0 win over Danish side Copenhagen. The 15-time England star is just three appearances away from 100 games for Dortmund.
Hargreaves said he could turn around a club like Manchester United. Get them back to the top. He could carry that with his mentality. Perfect midfielder. Can play for any club. Everyone will want him – Chelsea, Liverpool, United.
Manchester United are improving. Four consecutive wins including victories over Liverpool and Arsenal is something that fans should get excited by. They take on Spanish side Real Sociedad in the Europa League come Thursday night. United need that midfield driving force that can be the answer for a number of years. Bellingham fits the bill. But would United be open to spending a nine-figure fee, given how much they spent this summer? On Bellingham, perhaps.
But as things stand, it looks more than likely that the midfielder will be an eventual replacement for Jordan Henderson. As Hargreaves says though, he has the mercurial ability to improve any side in World Football.