That’s the view of former Premier League star-turned-pundit Keith Andrews.

Kante signed for Chelsea from then-champions Leicester for £32million in the summertime of 2016.

Jose Mourinho splashed out £89m to carry Paul Pogba again to Previous Trafford, however critical doubts have been harboured over the French midfielder who has struggled for consistency since becoming a member of from Juventus.

Kante has bossed the center of the park for the Blues, however Andrews is stunned United didn’t do extra to land Kante and thinks Mourinho missed a trick.

“He’s the most effective within the enterprise at successful the ball again and maintaining issues easy. By way of the contract, no-brainer,” Andrews mentioned on The Debate.

“You’ve got solely received to have a look at the best way France celebrated within the World Cup last, lifting him up, that is what he means to them. He is been that good.

“And the way low-cost was he every time… £5.5m to Leicester and even £32m to Chelsea.

“How Manchester United did not go and get him to associate Pogba in midfield, I do not know.”

Kante is in talks over a brand new cope with the west London outfit.

United have been linked with a transfer, however stories recommend the Blues are hoping to tie Kante all the way down to a brand new five-year, £290,000-a-week contract extension.

In the meantime, Chelsea may lose Ruben Loftus-Cheek within the January switch window.

After struggling to interrupt into Maurizio Sarri’s beginning XI, Loftus-Cheek might be on the transfer.

Reviews have recommended the England worldwide is angling an exit to bolster his first staff alternatives.

The 22-year-old spent final season on mortgage at Crystal Palace. Chelsea resume Premier League duties away to Tottenham on Saturday (5.30pm).

Elsewhere at Chelsea…

Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba introduced his retirement, calling time on a 20-year profession during which the bullish centre ahead received 4 Premier League titles and the 2012 Champions League.

Ivorian Drogba, who had been enjoying within the  States for Phoenix Rising, had two spells at Chelsea, scoring 164 objectives in 381 video games having spearheaded the west London membership’s revival below proprietor Roman Abramovich.

Drogba, 40, started his profession at French facet Le Mans in 1998, however didn’t play top-tier soccer till he was 23 when he was signed by Guingamp in 2002.

He moved to Olympique de Marseille in 2003 and a yr later was signed by Chelsea the place he turned the attacking focus of the staff below Jose Mourinho and helped the membership win their first prime flight English title in 50 years.

He went on to win three Premier League titles in his first eight years at Chelsea in addition to 4 FA Cups and two League Cups.

His first spell in west London ended on a excessive as he scored the successful penalty within the Champions League last shootout in opposition to Bayern Munich having additionally equalised with a thumping header to pressure additional time.

He had spells in China and Turkey earlier than returning to Chelsea the place he received a fourth Premier League title and a 3rd League Cup, leaving the membership as their fourth highest scorer of all time.

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