Crazybola.com – Manchester United have been widely cited by various parties that their current squad is still incomplete without a capable defensive midfielder, and now they are criticized for not trying to get Leeds United star nicknamed Yorkshire Pirlo.
Former England winger Trevor Sinclair insists he is very surprised by the fact that Manchester United have not tried to sign Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips at all this summer.
The 25-year-old has thrived for club and country over the last 18 months, helping The Whites to return to the Premier League and perform well in the top tier of the Premier League last season, bringing him into the England national team at Euro 2020.
A regular appearance at the summer tournament, Calvin Philipps was even recently awarded as England’s player of the year, with his ability to play in midfield earned him the unique nickname, Yorkshire Pirlo.
Given the midfielder’s development, Trevor Sinclair believes he will leave Leeds United next summer and claims Manchester United should be looking to land the 25-year-old despite the fact that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad need a competent central midfielder to balance their game.
“I think Calvin Phillips is ready to join a top four club,” the former England international told talkSPORT. “If Leeds don’t really bounce back this season and start threatening the top four, I think Calvin Phillips will leave. I was actually quite surprised that Manchester United didn’t see it.”
Meanwhile, the Leeds-born midfielder’s contract at Carrow Road runs until the summer of 2024 with him having spent his entire career from a young age at the club, having so far made 214 appearances in all competitions for the club. The Whites.