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Manchester United urged to complete Yves Bissouma deal ahead of deadline day

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Former Manchester United defender Paul Parker has urged his old club to make a move for Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Yves Bissouma ahead of the transfer window closing, insisting he would be “perfect.”

With now less than a week to go until the shutters come down on this summer’s window, United are continuing to be linked with a number of names to strengthen their midfield options, with that area of the team still in need of strengthening.

However, MEN Sport understands that United, who will discover their opponents for the group stage of this season’s UEFA Champions League when the draw is made on Thursday evening, are unlikely to conclude any more business before the window closes.

Nevertheless, United continue to be linked with a number of candidates that could strengthen their defensive-midfield options.

And for former United man Parker, who spent five years of his career at Old Trafford, the Reds should swoop for Brighton midfield enforcer Bissouma, who has been linked with an array of top-end Premier League clubs in recent months.

“If Manchester United are going to make one or two signings before the end of the transfer window at least get one central midfield player. I think Yves Bissouma would be perfect,” Parker told Eurosport.

“Get somebody who knows the Premier League, has played really well since he’s been in the Premier League, plays well in big games for his club when they have them coming up and Bissouma comes to mind.

“He’s been doing it week in, week out. He knows the Premier League.

“He is athletic, good with the ball at his feet and he doesn’t seem to want to typecast himself as a defensive midfield player.

“He’s willing to go forward as well and become an attacking midfield player.

“He’s a midfield player from a previous generation when midfield players were called box-to-box. For example Bryan Robson, Roy Keane and Paul Ince.”

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