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Kanchelskis backing Alip for Man Utd: When I joined they called me bench warmer

Manchester United Double winner Andrei Kanchelskis insists Nuraly Alip could handle a move to Old Trafford.

United scouts checked on the Zenit St Petersburg defender in action for Kazakhstan last week.

Kanchelskis told Meta-ratings.kz: “Everyone would like it to be true. If he goes there, I can only wish him good luck. For starters, at least he just got there.

"Imagine what will happen to Kazakh football? This will be a big step to popularize domestic football. Thousands of boys across the country will set him up as an example to each other and this is how strong football players will grow up.

"Not everyone can play in such a club. Can he or won't he? If the information is indeed confirmed, then some conclusions can be drawn. Alip is a good football player.

“When I moved there, many did not believe in my transfer and predicted a career for me as a bnch warmer. But I didn't sit there on the sidelines. Let's wait for real things, but I repeat: this is very good for Kazakhstan."

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