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Barkley a good fit for Mourinho's United, says Osman

Ross Barkley (Getty Images)
Ross Barkley (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Everton player Leon Osman believes Toffees midfielder Ross Barkley would be a good signing for Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window.

Barkley was ever-present for Ronald Koeman's Merseyside outfit this season, making 36 Premier League appearances. He scored five goals and made nine assists in the league.

Former team-mate at Goodison Park, Osman, believes Barkley could be exactly what Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is looking for in midfield.

“He is one of the top players in the Premier League," Osman told talkSPORT.

“He has had a decent season for Everton, has scored some great goals and has showed what he is capable of.

“If a team feels he can do a job for them, they will get him at a snip.

“There has been a lot of talk about Tottenham and him going down there. They have got a fantastic team, but would he be the first name on the team sheet? I don't know.

“I think someone like Man United might want him. Jose Mourinho likes his physical players, he likes everyone in his team to be powerful and big, and Ross Barkley certainly fits that bill.”

United play Ajax later in the Europa League final with the winner qualifying for next season's Champions League, which could affect United's transfer activity.

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