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Manchester United legend feels Darwin Nunez comparison is disrespectful

Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole doesn’t understand why Drawin Nunez is being compared to him.

Cole baulked at the suggestion that the Liverpool striker was in the ‘Andy Cole’ mould.

When asked if he had any advice for Darwin Nunez, Andy Cole told Casinos En Ligne: “To be fair I wouldn’t give him any advice. Everyone on social media wants to give him advice. 

“Someone said they put him in the same bracket as me and I said to myself I find that very, very disrespectful. Nunez is a totally different player to me. He tried to mention that he gets himself in positions but doesn’t finish off his chances.

“You never know what’s going through a certain individual’s mind, what he’s struggling with. He’s robust, he’s strong, he gets in great positions but for some reason his finishing is lacking at the present moment.”

Darwin Nunez Manchester United
Liverpool’s Darwin Nunez celebrates after scoring the 0-3 goal during the pre-season international friendly soccer match between RB Leipzig and Liverpool FC in Leipzig, Germany, 21 July 2022. Photo: EPA/CLEMENS BILAN

Mystified by Cody Gakpo u-turn

Cole was mystified by the change of heart experienced by Cody Gakpo during the World Cup.

The Holland star opted to join Liverpool despite reports suggesting he was close to signing for Manchester United.

“Wow, I’m really not sure what happened there. All reports before and during the World Cup said the same thing, that he was headed for Manchester United. What happened after that? I’m as mystified as everybody else.”

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Manchester United star wants to take youngster under his wing

Cole believes that young Manchester United star Jadon Sancho, would benefit from somebody mentoring him.

“I really would like to have five minutes to sit down with Sancho and find out what’s going on and where it’s gone wrong. Us in the media have a tendency to say ‘it’s this, it’s that, he’s not working hard enough’ etc. But it’s not just about that is it?

“It’s not about someone working hard enough because on the flipside it’s not enough to simply work hard. That’s a given. When people say ‘what are his attributes?’ and people say ‘he works really hard’. Great but that’s the minimum. Who doesn’t work hard? But with Sancho I’d love just five minutes with him to hear his side and see how he reckons he can turn it around.”



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