Liverpool legend tells Ten Hag to sign this Chelsea veteran

Thiago Silva
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Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson has told Erik ten Hag to sign up Thiago Silva for Manchester United.

Thiago Silva will leave Chelsea as a free agent at the end of the season, as his ties with Chelsea will come to an end.

With Manchester United facing defensive problems, Mark Lawrenson has advised Ten Hag that it would be best to use Thiago Silva in a back three for United, due to his ability to play the ball out from the back.

“I could see Thiago Silva going to another Premier League team in the summer,” Lawrenson told Paddy Power.

“The only thing is that he needs to play in a back three. There are teams who play in a three and he’s shown that he can still play.

“I think there will be lots of Premier League teams who will be looking at him, even if it’s just for one year with an opportunity to extend, if he’s still good enough.

“I could possibly see him going to Old Trafford in the summer, and you’d know that he would be a good signing for him as long as he can stay fit.

“He’s been a top player but also he looks fit, and can play the ball out from the back comfortably, which is something that Manchester United haven’t had from their central defenders this season.”