Ex-Manchester United goalkeeper and legend Peter Schmeichel has revealed his excitement over the thought of his son, Kasper Schmeichel, joining his former club.
There have been reports surfacing about the Red Devils’ interest in signing Kasper Schmeichel from Leicester City. United are wary of the possibility of De Gea leaving in the summer, and Jose Mourinho sees Schmeichel as a befitting replacement if the Spaniard leaves.
Peter, who won 5 Premier Leagues, 3 FA Cups, and a Champions League title during his illustrious 8-year stay at Manchester United, added: “For me, trying to be as neutral and unbiased and not like a father, I think he has done well enough to convince everybody that he can play at the highest level.”
The 53-year-old then expressed his confidence in his son’s ability, by stating: “The doubts were there when he first went into the Premier League over whether he was good enough, but he proved that and in the Champions League last year I thought he did really well.
“If clubs need a really good goalkeeper, well he is somebody who can be trusted to do that.”
Kasper Schmeichel is one of the most valued members of the current Leicester side, which created history by winning the Premier League title in 2016.
It is believed that the Danish goalkeeper, who is also among the best paid players at the King Power Stadium, won’t look to force a move away – but would reconsider if a big club like Manchester United comes knocking.
Kasper’s father, Peter, resonated: “There is no Kasper needs to move kind of feel at the moment, but if an opportunity like that [moving to United] came around, that would be fantastic.”
Written by Shorya Panwar
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