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Dimitri Berbatov insists Manchester United does not need Danny Ings



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Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov says the club doesn’t need Danny Ings and insists a move for the Southampton striker wouldn’t make much sense.

United have linked up with a host of center forwards ahead of the summer transfer window, including Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, Tottenham talisman Harry Kane and, most recently, Ings.

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His current contract at St Mary’s is just over a year away, with no agreement on an extension reached, and the Red Devils have asked questions about his status at the club.

Although United have granted 34-year-old Edinson Cavani a one-year contract extension, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not rule out the possibility of the club signing a forward this summer.

“No, of course, I can’t [rule out bringing in a center-forward],’ said Solskjaer earlier this week.

“Yeah, Edi [Cavani] signed but how many good strikers have we had at this club?

Danny Ings

Dany Ings has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer. (Photo by Getty Images)

However, Berbatov doesn’t feel Ings is the answer for the Red Devils at this moment in time.

“I see that Man United have been linked with Southampton and England striker Danny Ings, he is a good player and I really rate him but I don’t think he is what United needs at the moment,’ he told Betfair.

“The club have pretty much everything they need in the striking department at the moment, lots of experience and pace.

“Edinson Cavani keeps scoring, proving his worth and proving how good a decision it was to give him a contract extension, he scored an unbelievable goal the other day.

“So, with all this in mind going for Danny Ings makes no sense to me.”