Journalist believes Manchester United should make move for Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud

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Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is bound for a move to Inter Milan having been out of favour under Frank Lampard at Chelsea.

Giroud joined Chelsea in the January transfer window of 2018, and the Frenchman has done well for himself at Chelsea, winning the FA Cup and Europa League in his time at Chelsea.

With his move to Inter Milan almost a done deal, the Sportsman writer Graham Ruthven believes that Giroud would be a good fit at Manchester United, and that United should have made a move for the World Cup winner who still plays a key role for the France national team.

He wrote: “Olivier Giroud has been in this sort of position before. Just six months before the 2018 World Cup, the French striker found himself out of favour at Arsenal. Concerned that his starting position for the national team might be at stake, Giroud forced his way to a club where he would stand a better chance of playing more regularly – at this time, Chelsea. History has somewhat repeated itself.”

He went on: “United need a striker to ease the burden on Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. Giroud would still be second or even third choice, but would still receive more game time at Old Trafford than is currently the case at Stamford Bridge. Of course, the 33-year-old wouldn’t be the long-term centre forward for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to build around, but this is a club that monitored Mario Mandzukic as a stop-gap solution. Why wouldn’t they consider Giroud?

“What’s more, Giroud would be a good fit for Man Utd’s style of play – look at how he operates for France, facilitating the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Kingsley Coman, Kylian Mbappe and Paul Pogba behind him. There’s reason to believe Martial and Rashford might benefit from someone like Giroud to play off.”

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