Man Utd's £50m transfer target urged to snub Red Devils in transfer blow Roy Keane agrees with

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Man Utd have been linked with interest in the Crystal Palace man who turned down a £35m move to Chelsea in the summer.

Former Celtic and West Ham striker Frank McAvennie believes Michael Olise would be 'better off' staying at Crystal Palace amid reported interest from Manchester United.

Multiple reports have linked Olise with a move to Old Trafford and some have suggested that United would be willing to send Aaron Wan-Bissaka the other way as part of a swap deal. Any approach would likely have to wait until the summer, with Sir Jim Ratcliffe awaiting full ratification of his investment.

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Olise missed a large chunk of the season at Palace but has been excellent since returning, registering five Premier League goals including three in his last two. The 22-year-old is a regular starter at Selhurst Park and in an environment that is helping his development.

“He’s better staying at Palace,” McAvennie told Football Insider. “Players do not want to go to Man United, and neither will he. No disrespect to Olise, but he’s not a top player. Not yet. They [United] are just trying to pick everyone in world football at the moment. Players go there and get lost, and this boy at Crystal Palace won’t want to go there.

“It’s a strange place. It’s Man United we’re talking about, one of the biggest clubs in the world, and we’re talking about people not wanting to go. They have to get to the root and get rid of all the players who aren’t interested. But for Olise, he’d be better off somewhere else.”

United's transfer success rate has come under increasing scrutiny in recent seasons, with a number of big-money signings failing to perform. Erik ten Hag has spent more than £400m in his three full windows as manager and yet there has been no palpable improvement.

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Gary Neville recently described United as a 'graveyard' for talent and speaking after last week's 2-2 draw against Tottenham, former midfielder Roy Keane echoed McAvennie's thoughts that Old Trafford is no longer seen as a good destination.

"We talk about recruitment but any player out there wouldn't see Man United, at this moment in time, as a good option," Keane told Sky Sports. "You'd see where the club is at. "We’ve seen good players come to Man United and whatever's gone on - the culture, leadership, decisions, contracts on silly money - players come to the club now, all the best. I've said for years if you're a player and you have a chance to sign for Man United, go for it. My mind has changed over the last couple of years."

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