Manchester United are trying to lure Leicester stalwart Steve Walsh out of retirement as they look to bolster their attacking options in January.
It’s understood United scouts have identified the 58-year-old as the ideal player to hoof the ball at when trailing a game with 10-minutes to go.
The Foxes legend fits the club’s post-Ferguson transfer strategy in that he’s middle-aged and available on a free transfer.
The move could spell bad news for United’s current number nine Harry Maguire who starred in last night’s 1-0 Europa League win against Real Sociedad.
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‘Erik Ten Hag is a big fan of Steve and he dovetails perfectly with Erik’s philosophy of lumping the ball up to a big man when you’re 1-0 down’, a United source told Paddy Power News.
‘Steve’s probably the best centre-half in the business at miscuing a volley then wiping out a couple of defenders in the opposition penalty area’.
‘The ball is in Walsh’s court. But Erik has his eye on a few other targets too – Paul Warhurst, Ian Marshall, Dion Dublin – they all could do a job up front and at the back’.
Meanwhile, in a shocking revelation, former Burnley boss Sean Dyche has revealed himself to be the REAL Manchester United boss after conning Old Trafford chiefs by calling himself Erik and speaking with Dutch accent.
‘You schee? It wasch me all along’, said Dyche with a gravely Dutch twang.
‘It wasch very easchy for me to trick John Murtough and Darren Fletcher becausche they are thick asch sch*t’.
‘Now United fansch will see what GM Vauxhall hoofing Dyche ball isch all about’.
In related news, former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was seen wandering the streets of Salford this morning and screaming obscenities at passers-by.
‘Even I didn’t stick Maguire up front for f**k sake’, yelled the Norwegian
‘They’ve turned the weans against us’.
*Paddy Power’s breaking news coverage is just complete nonsense, every word of it. Honest.
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