By Chris Wright
Ex-Manchester United ‘keeper Peter Schmeichel has admitted that he’d love to see his former employers sign Pepe Reina from Liverpool as he believes that United need a ready-made No.1 to take over from current custodian Edwin van der Sar rather than a young pretender.
When Schmeichel left Old Trafford in 1999, a string of hopefuls were bought in to succeed him, but the supreme Danish stopper wasn’t properly replaced until van der Sar joined the club from Fulham in 2005 – the veteran Dutchman providing a consistent and reliable presence betwixt the sticks ever since.
However, Van der Sar is known to be flirting with the idea of retiring at the end of the season after turning 40 a couple of weeks ago, with speculation mounting as to who will be his successor – with Reina finding himself firmly in the frame after admitting that he may be willing to leave Anfield come the summer.
“I’m pretty sure they would go for someone like Reina, I’m pretty sure that’s what they are trying to do,” Schmeichel told website Beyond The