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Atletico Madrid reject first Manchester United offer for star defender

Manchester United have seen their first offer for Kieran Trippier rebuffed, according to reports. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be a big fan of the 30-year-old and is keen on adding competition to the right side of the defense.

Trippier left Tottenham Hotspur two years ago to join Diego Simeone’s resilient Atletico side but is reportedly keen on a return to England, having previously represented Burnley and Manchester City.

According to the Guardian, Manchester United have submitted their first offer for the right-back but have seen it rejected.

The report claims that the offer from Solskjaer’s side fell below the Madrid club’s valuation of Trippier, which is believed to be at a whopping €40m.

Trippier’s versatility would allow Solskjaer to further rotate his squad, having previously been cautious with substitutions due to a lack of options on the bench. Trippier has two years remaining on his contract and remains a key figure for Diego Simeone.

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