Jack Wilshere would be a good signing for Manchester United claims Gordon McQueen

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Ex-Manchester United defender Gordon McQueen believes new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho could build his team around Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere. 

Speaking to, McQueen, who played over 180 matches for the Red Devils, admits it would be tricky for the club to sign the England international but pointed to the fact that they previously signed Robin van Persie from the Gunners. 

Wilshere, of course, is currently with the England squad ahead of Euro 2016 after a nightmare season in north London. After a lengthy spell on the sidelines, the midfield ace only returned to first-team action for the final few weeks of the season. 


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It's clear for all to see that Wilshere has noteable issues with injury, but that hasn't stopped McQueen from suggesting that his former club should bid for the Arsenal man.

He stated: "United could build a team around a fit Jack Wilshere, but right now I doubt Arsenal would sell him," he told Goal. "They let Robin van Persie go to United, so you never know.

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"United are a huge club and big-name players will always listen to them, but they are not in the Champions League next season and that will work against them."

McQueen has also insisted that £200 million will not be enough money for Jose Mourinho to spend this summer. 

It's expected that the self-proclaimed 'Special One' will splash the cash before the start of the new campaign, but McQueen doesn't expect him to be handed as much money as Pep Guardiola, who has been appointed as Manchester City boss. 

McQueen continued by saying: "I don't think £200m will be anywhere near enough. The money involved nowadays has gone crazy.

"Mourinho will spend every penny he is given, he has to, but he will also have to look closely at what he has already got before deciding where to strengthen and who he can realistically afford.

"He will have to sell some of his assets - players like Juan Mata will go. He already sold him once when they were at Chelsea together. His most sellable asset is Anthony Martial but that would get him off on the wrong foot with the United fans.

"His budget will be less than Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, who already have a much stronger squad, so there will have to be a lot of wheeling and dealing. Mourinho will have to show his skills in the marketplace to make United competitive."

Do you agree with McQueen? Should Manchester United swoop for Wilshere? Have your say below! 

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