Juventus head coach Max Allegri believes Paulo Dybala does not possess the qualities which would make him a success with Manchester United. The Argentine was on the Red Devils radar in the summer of 2015, but he opted to join the Old Lady from Palermo instead.
United have since been closely monitoring the progress of the 24-year-old, and a recent report suggested that they had failed with a £70m plus Henrikh Mkhitaryan to pursue the attacker’s signature. Speaking in his weekly press-conference, Allegri issued a strong warning to the player’s suitors by stressing that the Argentine does not quite cut it in the frontline.
“He cannot play centre-forward for a big club, where the distance to goal is much shorter,” he is quoted as saying by M.E.N. “Just look at his best goals for Juve: they’re often when he’s running from deeper positions.”
Such a scathing remark on a player is likely to receive mixed reactions, but the comments could be true in some regard given Dybala has often looked sporadic whilst playing for his national side. With the nature of the Premier League, there is little space offered in the attack front, and Dybala’s struggles to play through tight situations makes him a potential outsider to join United in the future.