Villarreal playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has expressed his admiration for Manchester United – the club with whom he has been linked.

Following a series of impressive displays that have taken Villarreal to the last four of the Champions League, the Argentinian is understood to have become a target for United.

“I follow English football a lot on television,” Riquelme told the Daily Express.

“I have a clear idea of what the Premier League is like: it is very strong.

“United have a team crammed full of stars. Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo have a great future, they are almost there already.

“And Old Trafford is one of the historic stadiums in world football.”

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