Former Chelsea forward, Tony Cascarino, has told Manchester United they will regret not making a move to sign Leeds United’s midfielder, Kalvin Phillips.

The former Premier League star is left in disbelief that United allowed the midfielder to move to Manchester City instead.

Phillips is closing in on a move to City after Pep Guardiola’s side struck a £42million agreement with Leeds for the midfielder.

Manchester United boss, Erik ten Hag is looking to build a squad that can compete for major honours this summer.

Midfielders are top on the list of players Manchester United will sign this summer, having watched Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic leave Old Trafford.

Speaking on the Weekend Sports Breakfast, Cascarino said: “I don’t know why Man United have not made a move for Kalvin Phillips.

“They might say that they tried to and he’d already decided that he was going to City, but he’s exactly what Man United need.

“He might not have wanted to go there, that might be the reason, but there seemingly wasn’t any competition from a club who sorely need that type of player.

“It’s a huge miss in their team, a ball-winning player who can keep it and let other players do their thing and he does that as well as anybody.”