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Gary Neville would love Sergio Aguero and David Silva to play for Manchester United

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Gary Neville has admitted that he would like to see both David Silva and Sergio Aguero play for Manchester United.

The Manchester City pair will take to the field against Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League this evening, but Neville has conceded that they are the two players he'd like to see strutting their stuff at Old Trafford.

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He told TalkSPORT's Drivetime show: “Although it pains me to say it, David Silva and Sergio Aguero are outstanding. They really are at the top of their game. They’re brilliant to watch. I wish they were wearing red".

The pair were on fine form as Manchester City tore through Newcastle at the weekend. Silva bagged a brace and provided a fine assist, while Aguero played a key role in two goals as well as slotting home from the spot as Manuel Pellegrini's side romped to a 5-0 win at the Etihad Stadium.

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Manchester United meanwhile couldn't follow suit, and slumped to a 2-1 defeat against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. Ander Herrera arrowed his shot into the bottom corner of Lukasz Fabianski's net after 28 minutes, but Ki Sung-yeung soon levelled things up.

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Bafetimbi Gomis bagged the winner after he deflected home Jonjo Shelvey's long-range shot to ensure Swansea recorded their second win of the season over Manchester United after walking away with all three points from Old Trafford on the first day of the season.

That leaves the Red Devils just three points clear of Tottenham in seventh place as the race for top four football heats up, while Manchester City are now five points adrift of Chelsea, who drew with Burnley on Saturday, at the top of the Premier League.

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Manchester United, in theory at least, already have players as good as Aguero and Silva amongst their ranks. A year ago if fans were asked if they would prefer to see either Aguero or Radamel Falcao at Old Trafford opinion would have been split, while the same would go for a toss up between Silva and Angel di Maria.

Indeed, the last thing that Manchester United need is yet more attacking talent to cram into their side. They need, more than ever if the weekend is anything to go by, balance and stability, and that will come by adding to their numbers at the back.

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