Sheringham thinks the English champions should have made a move for the German.
Former Manchester United striker Teddy Sheringham has revealed that the club should have signed Mesut Ozil before Arsenal did, rather than going for Everton’s Marouane Fellaini.
Both players made their moves on transfer deadline day, but Sheringham believes Fellaini is too similar to Michael Carrick and that United were foolish to pass up on Ozil.
“Out of Fellaini and Özil you would really want Özil to be your playmaker,” the 47-year-old was quoted by the Telegraph.
“I think Fellaini is too similar in a way to Michael Carrick, but I love Michael Carrick as a player, he makes things tick.
“It makes you think, ‘where is Fellaini going to play?’ If you spend 28 million on someone you’d expect them to be playing.”
The Belgium international made the midfielder’s debut for the Red Devils on Saturday, coming off the bench and impressing in the Premier League champions’ 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
However, Fellaini’s performance didn’t quite match that of the German’s, as the attacking midfielder set up Olivier Giroud’s strike during the Gunners’ 1-3 win at Sunderland.
With 81 assists in three years at the Santiago Bernabeu it’s easy to see why Sheringham would believe that Ozil is the better signing, although United are currently well stocked in the 24-year-old’s position.
Shinji Kagawa is yet to even play for the club, whilst Wayne Rooney has also been utilised in the No.10 role behind Robin Van Persie.
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