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Paul McGrath wants Manchester United to sign Seamus Coleman

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Manchester United legend Paul McGrath is hoping the club can secure the signing of full-back Seamus Coleman from Everton in the summer transfer window.

The Republic of Ireland international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks, with the Daily Mail claiming the Red Devils would need to pay in the region of £15million to make the move happen.

Coleman the right man

McGrath, who spent seven years with Manchester United and earned 83 caps for Ireland between 1985 and 1997, is in no doubt that his compatriot would be a good fit in Louis van Gaal's side.

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He went on to lavish more praise on the 26-year-old, suggesting Coleman has all the attributes to be one of the best right backs in the game.

"I definitely think he would be a good fit for Manchester United," McGrath told talkSPORT.

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"He has got every attribute a right back wants. He works so hard, he is a good defender, and he has got an engine like no other.

"I think he would be great for Manchester United and I really hope that is one of the deals that goes through."

Meteoric rise

Coleman made his debut for Everton back in 2009, joining the club from Sligo Rovers for a tiny fee in the region of £60,000. After making just three Premier League appearances in the 09/10 season, he's been a regular at Goodison Park ever since when fit.

United, meanwhile, appear ready to be active in the transfer window once again this summer, with Memphis Depay already added to the squad for £25million from PSV Eindhoven.

Uncertain future

Van Gaal succeeded in getting the Red Devils back into the domestic top four after being appointed as David Moyes' permanent successor at Old Trafford, and now it's a crack at the title that fans will be expecting this season.

With Rafael da Silva's future uncertain and Antonio Valencia not a traditional right-back, adding an extra body in the position appears to be an important step for United. For his part McGrath is in no doubt that Coleman is the right man for the job.

United fans, is McGrath right with his estimations of Coleman? Should he be purchased as Van Gaal's new right-back? Let us know in the comments box below.

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