Ex-Manchester United star Lee Sharpe urges club to sign Chelsea ace N’Golo Kante, but ditch Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic

Former Manchester United midfielder Lee Sharpe has urged the club to sign Chelsea star N’Golo Kante.

Blues boss Maurizio Sarri has opted to play Jorginho in a deep-lying role at the expense of the France international.

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Maurizio Sarri is not playing N’Golo Kante in his preferred position

Kante has played further up the pitch in a midfield three – and Sarri has been criticised for ‘wasting’ the two-time Premier League winner.

Sharpe, who made 265 appearances for United in an eight-year spell from 1988, wants his old club to land Kante this summer, while ditching Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic.

He told talkSPORT: “They have to go out and buy ready-made world-class players. They’ve got a few young players who are coming through, (Scott) McTominay looks really good.

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Lee Sharpe won three Premier League titles with Manchester United

“There are a few young players in the team so they need ready-made, experienced, world-class players to put them back on that sort of level and stage.

“I’m not sure it’s really worked out for Lukaku, a world-class centre-forward would be great.

“Defensively they look a little bit uncertain so maybe a centre-half. If I was at United, I’d probably look at swapping Matic, he’s been brilliant but he’s probably lost a yard.

“I’d go out and spend some money and get Kante because they don’t seem to fancy him at Chelsea.”

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Lee Sharpe wants Manchester United to sell Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic

Manchester United have dropped out of the top four after losing two of their last three Premier League games.

But Sharp expects Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men to comfortably beat West Ham on Saturday, live on talkSPORT.

He said: “It’s a massive game. After the Wolves defeat, they definitely need to win.

“They need to bounce back after Barcelona, although they’d be relatively happy being a goal down (heading into the Champions League quarter-final second leg) and limiting them to very few chances.

“West Ham are a funny side, sometimes they’re great and sometimes they’re totally average.

“I expect United to overrun them and come out comfortable winners. They’re desperate for the win now.”

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