‘Those players only appear once in a lifetime.’ United has [Donny] van de Beek or whatever it is, and they attempt to sign all of these players in that position for a lot of money, but it never works out.
‘If I were Declan, I’d… To be honest with you, I’d be a little apprehensive. Manchester United aren’t the Manchester United of old, in my opinion.
‘There was a period when you would go whenever Manchester United called. It was the most prominent location. Everyone was eager to attend. However, they no longer have that allure.
‘Those players only come around once. United have got [Donny] van de Beek or whoever and they try to sign all these players in that position for loads of money and it’s just never worked.
‘If I was Declan I would be a bit concerned to be honest with you. I’d be thinking Manchester United aren’t the Manchester United of old.
‘There used to be a time when, anytime Manchester United came calling, you go. It was the number one place. Everyone wanted to go. But they don’t have that appeal anymore.
‘I don’t think he’d end up there whether they want him or not. But in terms of their business, I think they should just sit tight and wait until the summer and weigh the whole situation up with everybody.’