Dwight Yorke names two players he wants Man Utd to sign this summer | Football

Dwight Yorke names his top two targets for Man Utd this summer (Picture: Getty)

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke has named Tottenham captain Son Heung-min and Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as two players the club should target in the summer.

Erik ten Hag’s side have closed the gap on the top four to just five points after their fourth consecutive Premier League win over Luton Town on Sunday.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, Sir Jim Ratcliffe and INEOS are continuing their upheaval of the senior management team as they look to bring in Newcastle United’s Dan Ashworth as a sporting director.

Newcastle have confirmed that the 52-year-old has been placed on gardening leave, with talks set to ramp up over a compensation fee.

Ashworth may not be able to get started at Old Trafford by the start of the summer window but Yorke has suggested two names that the Red Devils should pursue regardless.

‘I think we need a number nine, somebody up there with a little bit more Premier League experience and a good player like Son for me would be brilliant,’ the former Premier League winner told Gambling Zone.

‘He’s not like Harry Kane but he’s still got energy and brings so many goals, so someone like him would attract me very much to go and get.

Frenkie De Jong of FC Barcelona looks on during the LaLiga EA Sports match between Celta Vigo and FC Barcelona at Estadio Balaidos.

Frenkie de Jong could leave Barcelona this summer (Getty)

‘These clubs are all competing and to get those kinds of players will be difficult, especially if United don’t get the Champions League next season.’

In midfield, Ten Hag may opt for fresh legs over the summer, with Casemiro, in particular, showing signs of deterioration this season.

Should that be the case, Yorke thinks United should move for Barca playmaker De Jong who has been linked with an exit at the end of the season.

‘I think getting De Jong to mentor Mainoo would be a good combination as he’s suited to Man United’s midfield,’ the 52-year-old added. ‘If he were to come, it’d be a nice youthful balance there.

‘I’m not sure how old De Jong is but I think he’d give us that X-factor that we need in midfield and a little bit of creativity, which he’s capable of doing, as well as adding legs in midfield.

‘He ticks all the boxes and I think the combination of him and Mainoo would be a fabulous one to look forward to next season.’

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