Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane has admitted that he'd love to see national team captain Séamus Coleman follow in his footsteps and join Manchester United.
Coleman is perennially linked with a move to Old Trafford - perhaps more so by wishful fans than the media, although United did reportedly propose a transfer to Everton in 2015 which was swiftly rejected.
Keane naturally remains a Manchester United icon, and made no bones about his wish to see Coleman play at his former club, indicating it may be a case of now or never for Coleman to play Champions League football.
Speaking in Letterkenny's Mount Errigal Hotel at a sold-out charity fund raiser, Donegal Now report that Keane said:
I’d love to see Seamus at Man United. It would suit him down to the ground.
Obviously, he’s at a very good club in Everton, but he isn’t getting any younger. From a selfish point of view, from an Irish point of view, you want players like Seamus playing in the Champions League and getting a taste of football at that level.
Saying that, joining United might not mean Champions League at this moment in time.
The former United captain also made clear his thoughts on current United manager José Mourinho, with whom he fell out publicly in 2014 after Mourinho attempted to shake his hand before full-time in Chelsea's defeat of Aston Villa.
On Mourinho, Keane said:
I’ve very little time for Mourinho. I look at United and the run they’re on now.
They’re sixth in the league. People are like, ‘I can see progress’, but they’re sixth in the league. They’ve beaten no one in three months
I judge United on the big games. Chelsea and one or two others are coming up now. If you want to play for United and be successful they are the games you have to be winning.
Credit: Donegal Now