Man Utd legend Bryan Robson regrets club’s failure to sign Jude Bellingham and agrees to stunning comparisons


JUDE BELLINGHAM’s physique means he can hardly be referred to as a mirrored image of Bryan Robson.

However top apart, Robson agrees along with his previous England team-mate Gary Lineker on each different side of Borussia Dortmund’s rising star.

Bryan Robson admits Man Utd were disappointed to miss Jude Bellingham in 2020


Bryan Robson admits Man Utd have been upset to miss Jude Bellingham in 2020Picture credit score: Getty
Robson was part of a United group trying to land the England ace before Borussia Dortmund struck


Robson was a part of a United group making an attempt to land the England ace earlier than Borussia Dortmund struckPicture credit score: Getty

Match of the day host Lineker was dazzled by Bellingham’s efficiency as he scored the opener for the Germans in final week’s Champions League sport at Manchester Metropolis.

He tweeted in regards to the 6ft 1in midfielder: “I’d be very shocked if Bellingham didn’t play an enormous half in England’s World Cup marketing campaign. Has a little bit of Bryan Robson about it.”

And that hits the spot, in accordance to Robson, the previous skipper of the Three Lions who remains to be often known as Captain Marvel.

Robson was 4 inches shorter than Bellingham however says a lot else in regards to the 19-year-old is analogous.

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And like Lineker, he believes the starlet wanted by Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea can have a paramount influence on England’s World Cup marketing campaign.

Robson advised SunSport: “I positively suppose he might have a bit of little bit of me in him. It’s all excellent to fly ahead and strive to rating, however it’s additionally about defending your again 4.

“It was one thing I all the time believed you had to do as a midfielder.

“I watched him carefully when he performed towards Metropolis and you might see how far he’s come since we thought we’d landed him at Manchester United a few years in the past.

Robbo knows what it's like to be an all-action midfielder


Robbo is aware of what it’s like to be an all-action midfielderPicture credit score: Rex

“He’s obtained incredible anticipation – as we noticed from the best way he shot into the field to tuck his header away. However he additionally wins many battles.

“Lots of people suppose he’s kind of an attacking midfielder, however he can do the opposite facet too.

“He’s a great measurement. He’s fairly quick and actually he has a little bit of all the pieces.

“Clearly what he wants to do is maintain his toes on the bottom and work onerous to be one of the best he may be.

“However you’ll be able to see why he’s grow to be such an enormous goal available in the market as a result of he’s such an enormous expertise.

“And if he continues to play like he did towards Metropolis, he will likely be an enormous a part of England’s World Cup bid.”


Injured midfielders Kalvin Phillips (shoulder) and Jordan Henderson (thigh) will miss Friday’s Nations League video games in Italy and Monday’s residence sport towards Germany.

That provides Bellingham an opportunity to assert himself as England’s subsequent sport is the World Cup opener in Qatar on 21 November towards Iran.

Robson added: “Declan Rice is a given as an England midfielder – he’s so stable and dependable.

“Relying on how Gareth Southgate needs to play, Bellingham might have a job alongside him.

“What is definite is that Gareth Bellingham has been on his radar for some time – he began enjoying him when he was 17.

“Now he has 15 caps and we’ve got the 2 video games towards Italy and Germany forward of us.

We (Man Utd) thought we kind of had him (Bellingham)

Bryan Robson

“It could be pure to suppose that Gareth will maintain that progress going into the finals.”

Robson had hoped the Stourbridge-born police officer’s son can be patrolling Previous Trafford heart subject by now.

He was a part of a welcoming committee of United legends that additionally included Sir Alex Ferguson and Eric Cantona when Bellingham was invited to talks about his future in Birmingham as a 16-year-old.

However a number of months later, in July 2020, he opted for Dortmund as an alternative, becoming a member of the Bundesliga facet for an preliminary charge of £25million.

United ambassador Robbo, now 65, added: “Sadly, he has chosen for us to be part of Germany. We thought we kind of had him.

“Myself, Sir Alex and Eric Cantona all met him along with his mum and dad in Carrington and after that assembly we thought he would be part of us.

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“Now there’s speak of him transferring subsequent summer season and there’s loads of point out of Liverpool.

“We thought we had him and he would have been a terrific signing for us. However he positively has what it takes to be a terrific participant for England.” Man Utd legend Bryan Robson regrets membership’s failure to sign Jude Bellingham and agrees to stunning comparisons

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