Manchester United are looking to bring in a new right back to offer competition to Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The 23-year old joined United from Crystal Palace in a £50 million deal in the summer of 2019.
However, whilst he has proved to be a steady and reliable performer, there are concerns that he does not offer enough in the attacking third of the field. That need has been exacerbated by the fact that the club failed to sign Jadon Sancho in the summer transfer window, meaning they have few attacking options on the right.
It is understood that United’s coaches remain unconvinced that Wan-Bissaka has the necessary qualities to pose a threat going forwards.
United remain unbalance at the back. Whilst they have Luke Shaw, Alex Telles and Brandon Williams are capable of playing left-back, they have few alternatives to Wan-Bissaka, having allowed Diogo Dalot to go out on loan to AC Milan. Timothy Fosu-Mensah can play there but he is more of a utility player, better suited to centre-back or defensive midfield.
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