Striker with 11 goals in 16 games this season told he is better suited to Chelsea than Manchester United

Former Premier League striker Darren Bent believes Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is better suited to Chelsea than Manchester United.

Mitrovic has scored 11 Premier League goals for Fulham this season in just 16 appearances.

Bent told TalkSPORT: ” When you talk about putting him in a team like United, they’re a team who play on the break, fast.

“Say you’ve got [Marcus] Rashford and [Alejandro] Garnacho or Antony, they’re not looking to cross the ball. Rashford is looking to cut in off the left flank and bang, get the shot off.

“Mitrovic needs service and I think that the way Manchester United play and break with pace, it might not suit him.

“With the way that [Erik] Ten Hag plays, are they going to revert to playing a certain way with Mitrovic in? Probably not, but he can play at the top, top level.”

Asked if he’d suit Chelsea, Bent said: “When you look at their wing-backs, the likes of Reece James and Ben Chilwell and the way they fling crosses in, he’d thrive in that system.”