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Scholes urges United to sign Chelsea man

hi-res-e73868e92601d9ead24010348b4c6a7f_crop_northPaul Scholes has told Manchester United they should sign Petr Cech as a replacement for David De Gea, if the Spaniard moves to Real Madrid this summer.

The 24-year-old has been repeatedly linked with a move to Spain and Scholes believes the Chelsea stopper would be the perfect man to replace United’s player of the season.

“If De Gea does go, United should sign Petr Cech,” Scholes wrote in his column on the Independent.

“I remember the effect Edwin van der Sar had on the club when he arrived in 2005.

“United had struggled since Peter Schmeichel to find a really commanding goalkeeper. Fabien Barthez was the closest we got.

“Edwin came ready-made. He was a Champions League winner, he had four years’ Premier League experience with Fulham, and in the end our manager got six extremely successful years out of him.”

At 33, Cech is almost 10-years older than De Gea but Scholes doesn’t believe age in an issue when it comes to signing a goalkeeper.

“Edwin was almost 35 when he joined United. Cech has only just turned 33. He could potentially play another six years for United,” he said.

“There would be no concern about having to give him time to play his way into the position or the demands that the Premier League makes of a goalkeeper new to the country.

“United won’t want to lose De Gea but there is a solution in the offing.”