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Premier League: Sutton warns Manchester United against signing Arnautovic


Former English player Chris Sutton has warned Manchester United against signing former West Ham and Stoke City forward, Marko Arnautovic, saying it's a mad decision.


The Red Devils, since their 1-2 home loss to Brighton during their opening match of the season on Sunday, have been linked with the Austria international alongside Juventus midfielder, Adrien Rabiot.


Sutton was speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live's Monday Night Club, and he insisted that signing the 33-year old Bologna forward is a wrong move.


"That's madness, thinking about signing (Arnautovic), I thought it was a spoof, it's ridiculous."


"It's a real wrong move in terms of the eyes of the supporters. There's a million other players out there United should have been linked with. I do not get that."


"It's an absolute PR disaster if Arnautovic comes in, that's going to put Ten Hag under so much pressure."


Arnautovic, who joined Bologna on a two year deal in the 2021 summer and scored 14 goals in 33 Serie A matches last term, has been given a priceless tag by Bologna's sporting director, Marco Di Vaio.


"It's not a question of money," Di Vaio told Mediaset. "Marko is priceless for us for what he represents from a technical point of view, for what he represents for our club. The fact that a club like Manchester United comes looking for our player makes us proud.


"Arnautovic is a winning bet, we all made great efforts to bring him here and he responded on the pitch-we want to go forward with him, our will is not to sell but to strengthen and complete the team to make an important season.


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