Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich talks up Kasper Schmeichel transfer

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich talks up Kasper Schmeichel transfer

Leicester star Kasper Schmeichel is being linked with Manchester United Picture: Getty)

Mark Bosnich believes Kasper Schmeichel has proven he’s ‘as good as any goalkeeper in the Premier League’ and has urged Manchester United to make a move for the Leicester star to battle David de Gea for the number one spot.

De Gea, once regarded as one of the finest shot-stoppers on the planet, had a wretched season between the sticks for the Red Devils and the club have reportedly drawn up a shortlist of potential replacements for the Spaniard.

Speculation has been growing that Dean Henderson could return to Old Trafford as first-choice ‘keeper after an impressive loan spell with Sheffield United but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended De Gea throughout his troubles.

De Gea made a series of high-profile mistakes for United this term (Picture: Getty)

Reports this weekend claimed Leicester’s Schmeichel, son of club legend Peter, was being eyed and former United goalkeeper Bosnich has talked up a move for the Denmark international.

‘It would be a fantastic move I would think for Kasper Schmeichel,’ he told Sky Sports.

‘In terms of Manchester United as well, you are getting a goalkeeper that, when he’s playing well, is as good as any goalkeeper in the Premier League.

‘He’s won a title with Leicester, he’s been very consistent at international level for quite some time and he performed very well when Leicester went into the Champions League.

‘We don’t know exactly [what’s happening] with the David de Gea situation… we saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back him in the side. We know there’s Dean Henderson as well.

Bosnich is a big fan of Schmeichel (Picture: Getty)

‘But looking at it again, I think that would be a great fantastic move for both parties even if they decide to keep De Gea.

‘To have somebody of the quality of Schmeichel fighting for a place with De Gea would bring the whole standard up a couple of notches.

‘When he plays at his best, which is more regular than not, Kasper Schmeichel is as good as anybody in the Premier League.

Bosnich is confident Schmeichel would be a ‘fantastic’ signing whether he comes in as a replacement or as competition for De Gea.

The Australian continued: ‘We’re not privy to what’s going on behind closed doors.

‘Unless they’ve already said to Henderson, “Listen, we’d like you to come back and fight with De Gea for that first-team place” and Henderson is umming and ahing and now they’re thinking, “Okay, well we would like another quality goalkeeper to come in” so that that Schmeichel thing has been leaked… we’ll wait and see.

‘But I think the Kasper Schmeichel thing would be fantastic for both parties.’

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