Thursday, 10th January, 2013

Bringing Frank Lampard to Manchester United would be a good move for the Red Devils, believes former Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder Ray Wilkins.

Lampard is set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season when his contract expires, with Chelsea not minded to offer him a new deal, despite a series of superb performances from the 34-year-old of late.

Age is thought to be a contributing factor, with the fact that Lampard will be 35 before the 2013/14 campaign begins, being taken into account.

But Wilkins, who served as assistant manager at Chelsea during Carlo Ancelotti’s time in charge, feels that Lampard still has much to offer and would be a perfect fit for Manchester United.


"He’ll want to continue to win and play at a high level – and there’s no higher level than Old Trafford", Wilkins told the BBC.

"You have the master of utilising the older player in Sir Alex Ferguson, so I think it would be a tremendous move for Frank and a good one for Manchester United as well.

"You only have to see the performances Giggs and Scholes have put in over the last few years – and they are four years older than Frank!"

Lampard is sure to have a flood of offers to consider when he does exit Stamford Bridge, with Serie A side Lazio keen, while Juventus’ schemer Andrea Pirlo has offered to welcome him to Turin with open arms.

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