Ian Wright: Mesut Ozil would fit into Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United

Ian Wright: Mesut Ozil would fit into Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United

Manchester United would suit German star Mesut Ozil, who’s available for a free transfer this summer, according to Arsenal legend Ian Wright.

The dazzling attacking midfielder is yet to sign a contract extension with the Gunners and reports have recently linked him with Jose Mourinho’s side.

The pair had a great relationship together during their time at Real Madrid and the Portuguese manager may find it too tempting to pass on signing him for free.

There is also the added bonus of weakening a rival side should United turn the rumour into a reality and bring in Ozil to Old Trafford.

Wright’s assumptions are perhaps also based on how Mourinho managed to bring the best out of Mesut during his time at the Spanish capital.

According to the Mirror, Ian said: “Yes, I do [think Ozil would be a good fit for Man Utd]. I think he’s [Ozil] that type of player who will drag a team by its bootlaces through a game.

“But if your team is playing well, he’s going to sprinkle stardust all over the place. With the players he’d be playing with at Man United as well, he is unbelievable.

“He is just awesome, and with the right team, and the right movement in front of him, he is easily one of the best I’ve seen. He’s amazing.”

The Red Devils current attacking midfield talent is made up of in form Jesse Lingard, Spaniard Juan Mata and former Borussia Dortmund star Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Mata has failed to convince in the number ten role and has often been shunted it out wide with rumours constantly swirling with Jose’s apparent unhappiness with the player.

Having sold him back when they were together at Chelsea, perhaps it’s only a matter of time until Juan inevitably leaves United.

Mkhitaryan however has been disappointing and inconsistent since joining the club with reports claiming that his Portuguese manager is fed up with him.

Lingard would realistically be Mesut Ozil’s only competition for the attacking midfield berth and the pair could keep each other on their toes for match time should the move ever transpire.

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