Former Manchester United defender tells United to sign former Blue Nathan Ake

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Former Chelsea defender Nathan Ake has been relagated with Bournemouth, but the Cherries defender is still attracting massive interest from top clubs in the Premier League.

Manchester City have been linked with the 25-year-old Netherlands international, and Chelsea who had the chance to trigger his buyback clause, opted not to.

And now, former United defender Gary Pallister has urged United to sign Ake, and insists that he’d be a good partner for Harry Maguire.

Pallister told Manchester United’s official Youtube channel: “Lindelof has had a really good season as well.

“I think after his first year we looked at him and thought, ‘Has he really got the physicality for the Premier League?’

“He’s not as dominant as Harry but I think he’s complementing him. He’s got the hang of the Premier League now, the physicality of it, the pace of it. I think he’s gone strength to strength

“But I still think we need another big, powerful, dominant centre-half at the club. I think it’s one of the things you’d be looking at.

“If you get Bailly fit and he gets a run of games there’s potential there – he’s a bit rash at times – but I think if Ole is looking at the squad, I think everyone has been talking about another dominant centre-half. ‘I wouldn’t be surprised if Ole was looking in that direction.’

He added: “I like Ake. I think he looks the part. He looks a physically strong lad, he’s got pace, he’s not bad on the ball.

“I think he was linked with City – they’re obviously looking for another centre-half, they’ve had problems at the back. So who knows.

“But he’s someone I’ve looked at at Bournemouth and I’ve been impressed by him. For me, he looks the part.”

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