Thiago Silva success should inspire Man Utd to make Ramos move – Berbatov

Robin Bairner
Robin Bairner
  • Updated: 19 May 2021 15:43 BST
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Thiago Silva success should inspire Man Utd to make Ramos move – Berbatov

Former Manchester United star Dimitar Berbatov has told his old club to move for Sergio Ramos after seeing Thiago Silva impress with Chelsea in the Premier League.

The Real Madrid captain has just months left on his current contract and could be available on a free transfer in the summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have had their defensive troubles this season, conceding 14 goals in just eight games, including six at home to Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham.

United have been linked to several centre-backs in recent months, with RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upemacano the latest rumour to be circulated, although Berbatov believes there’s a chance Ramos could be looking for a new challenge at the end of the season.

“There has been a lot of speculation about the future of Sergio Ramos, according to reports both the player and club are yet to come to an agreement on a new contract,” Berbatov told Betfair.

“With Ramos at 34-years-old, they are probably fighting over a one-year or two-year contract.”

Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire continue to split opinion at the heart of the Red Devils defence, and the Bulgarian believes the World Cup winning defender could be the solution.

‘Never too late’ for Ramos

He’s suggested Solskjaer should look at Chelsea’s decision to bring former Paris Saint-Germain defender Silva to Stamford Bridge as proof that Ramos’ age would be no barrier to success.

Thiago Silva, who is even older at 36-years-old, has proven that it is never too late to move to the Premier League, and so far, it is working out well for the Brazilian.

“I’m sure if Ramos wanted to move to a club like United then it would work out well for him too. He’s in great shape, he’s still a world-class defender, and in my opinion, there’s still a lot of football left in him.”

Man Utd play Southampton on Sunday as they attempt to improve on their 10th place in the Premier League.