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Manchester United should go after Hugo Lloris not Jasper Cillessen says goalkeeping legend

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Peter Schmeichel believes Manchester United should ditch their chase of Jasper Cillessen and go after Hugo Lloris, if David de Gea is to leave Old Trafford.

De Gea has been linked with a move to Real Madrid all summer long, and it is believed Madrid president Florentino Perez will fork out the €40million needed to bring in their number one target.

Former Old Trafford legend Schmeichel would prefer to see the Red Devils keep hold of De Gea, and believes the way the club has handled the situation has been poor, but if he does leave the Dane would like to see Tottenham's current number one replace him.

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Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “Cillessen is a good goalkeeper, no doubt about that, but, if you go back to the World Cup. (He is) a goalkeeper he (Van Gaal) took off for a penalty shootout. That shows some kind of no trust. There is something in there, he doesn't trust him 100 per cent.

“I wouldn't like a goalkeeper like that at Manchester United. If De Gea goes I would love Lloris to come to Manchester United.

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"He has exactly the style of play and he is proven and that is very important, that he is proven in the Premier League. He fits the bill. His style of play is exactly what Manchester United needs. Someone who is brave enough to sweep up."

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Losing De Gea would be a massive blow for United, he easily earned the Red Devils 10-15 points last season and glossed over the shortcomings of the back-four.

While Van Gaal has taken steps to strengthen the defence with the signing of Matteo Darmian and the potential signing of a central defender, losing the Spanish stopper would be a huge blow.

Lloris would be the only goalkeeper currently who has the ability to slot in effortlessly for De Gea, his performances for Tottenham over recent years have been exemplary and he deserves to be playing Champions League football at this stage of his career following three years at White Hart Lane.

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