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Manchester United: John McGinn would be a good fit at Old Trafford, insists Alan Brazil

Manchester United: John McGinn would be a good fit at Old Trafford, insists Alan Brazil

TalkSPORT’s Alan Brazil believes that John McGinn would be a good fit for Manchester United.

The Aston Villa midfielder bagged a hat-trick in Scotland’s trouncing of San Marino in the international break, and his performances for the Villans so far this season have caught the eye of Brazil, who thinks his compatriot’s ability is worthy of a place in the United team.

McGinn’s Villa side only sit a single point behind United at present, with the Premier League newboys looking to follow up a 5-1 thrashing of Norwich City when the league resumes this weekend.

Brazil said: “He’s top-class for me.

“I love that he works his socks off and is busy all the time. He’s got a great engine.

“Six weeks ago, Manchester United were very interested in him.

“Without a doubt [he’s a good fit for United].

“McGinn would get the Old Trafford crowd going for a start, just with his energy and enthusiasm, and his ability.”

National allegiances aside, there are plenty of reasons for Brazil to hype up the performances of McGinn, who has been Aston Villa’s highest-rated player this season, according to WhoScored.

Not only has the midfielder, who turns 25 this week, pitched in with three goals and an assist so far this season, but he has often turned up against the bigger sides – scoring the openers in both of Villa’s games at North London duo Spurs and Arsenal.

While Villa ended up on the wrong end of the scoreline on both occasions, that must only help Brazil’s case that he could be effective at United – especially with the club in disarray given their poor set of recent results.

In fact, McGinn’s performance rating is even higher than the entirety of the United squad – with his season average of 7.59 in the Premier League clear of the Red Devils’ best performer Anthony Martial (7.52), with the Frenchman only making three appearances so far.

So with the Scotsman currently performing at a high level and seemingly above anyone in the Red Devils’ squad, it seems that he may well be able to cut it at Old Trafford as Brazil keenly insists just a few months after the Sun linked the former Hibs ace with a £50m switch.

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