Manchester United are reportedly interested Bournemouth’s David Brooks following the Cherries’ relegation from the Premier League.

The Mailreport United are eyeing a swoop for the Wales international, while The MEN had reported Brooks was of interest to United back in May.

He might not be Jadon Sancho but Brooks still has a bright future in the game – just ask Ryan Giggs.

Red Devils legend Giggs is Brooks’ international manager and we revisited what he said about the Bournemouth man back in November 2018. He’s clearly a fan…

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What did Giggs say?

As per the Shropshire Star, Giggs was delighted Warrington-born Brooks elected to play for Wales and said: “He is a talented player. It could’ve been so different with Brooksy, and what a disaster that would have been for us.

“He might have made the England squad had he not come to Wales. I watched Bournemouth play Cardiff, sat next to David’s chairman and said ‘you’ve got a bargain’, because he will just get better and better.

“He’s an exciting player and he’s at the right club to show what he is capable of. He can play in the number 10 role and also played in midfield at Sheffield United before that.


“He’s an intelligent player who can play in different roles across the front three, and even in the deeper role.”

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Brooks would be a sensible signing

United’s first team were knackered by the end of the season because Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t have many – any? – substitutes he could trust to come on and change a game.

Brooks is a versatile, technically gifted player who would be ideal to add depth in a creative midfield role, as well as off both flanks.

He is still just 23, and impressed greatly in his maiden Premier League season before losing a lot of last term to injury.

Bournemouth’s relegation may add scope for a more affordable deal – which should always be a consideration in the current climate.

Giggs knows a thing or two about what it takes to succeed as a wideman at Old Trafford, and clearly likes what he sees.

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