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Owen Hargreaves urges Man Utd to sign impressive Premier League duo this summer

Manchester United should go and break the bank to sign Declan Rice and Wesley Fofana this summer, says former Red Devils midfielder Owen Hargreaves.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly eyeing up a number of transfer targets ahead of the summer window, with Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland and AC Milan centre-back Alessio Romagnoli being tipped to join his side.

United have also been linked with a move for Rice over the past year, missing out on the England midfielder when West Ham slapped an £80million price tag on him last summer.

But Hargreaves believes his old side should come back in for him at the end of the season.

He told Premier League productions: “I think Rice’s upside is off the charts. He has the potential to be anything and a lot better. I think he plays within himself at West Ham.

“People don’t realise how big he is. He’s 6’3, so he looks like a centre back but he’s actually really good technically.

“I’m not a big fan of players who just play in there and pass it around, you have to stop players too.

“Declan Rice doesn’t have to dictate the game for Manchester United, he can pass to the players who can make the difference and be good defensively.”

As well as in midfield, Hargreaves has urged United to strengthen defensively by prising Fofana away from Leicester.

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    “I’d love to see Manchester United get Fofana,” Hargreaves added.

    “He’s a Ferrari, honestly. I’d throw whatever they’ve got left in the bank to get him. He’s a fabulous player.”

    Yet, reports in Italy suggest United are instead keen to sign Milan captain Romagnoli when the transfer window reopens.

    The Italy centre-back is said to be growing frustrated at the San Siro, and with just over a year remaining on his contract club officials are now considering offloading him in the summer.

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