Former Manchester United Double winner Andrei Kanchelskis is backing their pursuit of Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka. Kanchelskis, who hails from the same Ukrainian city Kirovograd as Konoplyanka, reckons his fellow countryman can tick the boxes for the Reds.

"Yevhen is a good player and he would be good for United," Kanchelskis told the Manchester Evening News.

"If you are looking for a quick winger then Konoplyanka is not that. He isn't as quick as I was! He isn't like a Ryan Giggs or Lee Sharpe who played with me at United.

"He is not a real winger as such and I don't think there are many of those around Europe at the moment. But he is technically very good, he has good skills and he has a good shot on him. He likes to come more into the central midfield areas and does like to get a hit on goal.

"To me he is like Arjen Robben. He is similar to him and if that is the kind of player Louis van Gaal likes then why not go for Konoplyanka?"

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