Chris Coleman backs Aaron Ramsey to shine if he joins Manchester United

Aaron Ramsey left Arsenal to join Juventus last year
Aaron Ramsey left Arsenal to join Juventus last year (Picture: Getty Images)

Chris Coleman has urged Manchester United to sign Aaron Ramsey from Juventus as he believes the midfielder can cope with the pressure at Old Trafford.

Ramsey made the switch from Arsenal to Serie A last summer but has struggled to nail down a starting spot in Maurizio Sarri’s side.

After starting the season with injury problems, Ramsey has started just nine league games for the Italian champions, and Coleman, who managed the midfielder for Wales’ national side, has advised the 29-year-old to consider a move back to England.

‘I’ve been fortunate to see the best of Aaron, he’s at his best when he’s under a bit of pressure, when he’s playing under the best teams in the big games,’ Coleman told beIN Sports.

‘I understand why he went to Juventus, obviously a great club, they’ve got a great chance of winning the league.

‘But he wants to be in the starting XI, that’s where he needs to be, and in my opinion he’s good enough to be there, I don’t know why he’s not in the starting XI.

‘I was glad when I heard he’d gone to Juventus. He’d been at Arsenal a long, long time, probably didn’t achieve what he wanted to achieve, or Arsenal haven’t achieved in the last 10 years what they used to.

Ramsey won three FA Cup trophies in 11 years at Arsenal
Ramsey won three FA Cup trophies in 11 years at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)

‘And to play abroad, the pull of that, the challenge of playing abroad for a massive club like Juventus who, season in, season out, are challenging for the league or a cup competition, they were in the Champions League final a year or two ago.

‘So, obviously, he’s gone there for a good reason, but he’s too good to be sitting on the bench, in my opinion,’

Ramsey has been previously linked with a move to Manchester United, and Coleman backed him to thrive at Old Trafford.

‘My advice to him is, obviously I don’t know what’s going on at Juventus, if he’s got a chance at Juventus and Sarri likes him but he just may be out of form, maybe it’s taken him a while to get used to a different culture because it’s not easy.

‘It’s not walk in the park when you go from one country to the next, different type of football, different asks, different challenge. It may take him a season to settle in there.

‘But if it’s not going to happen for him, he’s definitely the type of player that could handle playing for Manchester United.

‘Because when you play for Manchester United the jersey is much heavier than when you’re playing for another club in the same league, a smaller club with all due respect, and the weight of the jersey is not the same.

‘When you’re playing for a big club you’ve got to be able to handle that week in, week out. And he’s certainly got the appetite for that.’

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