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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has struggled for playing time at Liverpool

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has struggled for playing time at Liverpool (Image: Getty)

Manchester United are planning a shock attack on Premier League rivals Liverpool for England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has endured a mixed spell at Anfield, winning Premier League and Champions League titles with Liverpool but struggling to secure a place in the starting XI.

The 28-year-old started just nine Premier League games last season and could be on the brink of retirement in the final year of his contract.

New Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag is looking to sign a couple of midfielders this summer to strengthen his squad and compensate for the departures of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic, who have all left Old Trafford on free transfers.

Frenkie de Jong remains Ten Hag’s top target but Manchester United may have to turn to other targets after Barcelona rejected their opening bid for the Dutchman.

According to talkSPORT, former Arsenal star Oxlade-Chamberlain has emerged as a potential target for United to bolster Ten Hag’s squad.

Oxlade-Chamberlain developed into one of England’s brightest players at Arsenal but has been back and forth partly through injury but also because of stiff competition under Jurgen Klopp in the Liverpool team.

New Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

New Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag and Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (Images: Getty)

It was reported last month that Liverpool are ready to sell Oxlade-Chamberlain this summer and will ask for a fee of around £10m-20m.

Oxlade-Chamberlain’s youth club Southampton are also said to be interested in a deal, with the England star open to a summer move.

Ten Hag has a big job ahead of him at the Theater of Dreams, taking charge of a side that finished just sixth in the Premier League last season.

Former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas believes it will be “at least another three years” before United catch up with Manchester City and Liverpool.

He told BonusCodeBets: “Manchester United have signed people who are just happy to be an individual and when things go well people will say they’re good for the dressing room and people will like them .

“But that doesn’t mean anything if they don’t produce all the time. When I saw the scary price they signed Paul Pogba for, I couldn’t believe nobody at the club went up to Sir Alex Ferguson and asked what his problems were when he was younger, which meant he was glad he did to let go because he could have said that if Pogba hasn’t changed his attitude and become a team player, don’t touch him. He was a disaster!

“Pogba has a brilliant footballer CV but it’s not a United CV. And of course, with some coaches, it was always about the individual.

“Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho wanted to be taller than the players and that’s not Manchester United. I’m looking at Manchester United now and they’ve lost their identity. You no longer have any DNA.

“The dressing room is a disaster and Manchester United have absolutely messed up the situation. It will take them at least three more years to even come close to coming close to Liverpool and Man City.”

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