Man United targeting new right-back as two title winners linked

Manchester United bought in several top players earlier this summer, including re-signing of star forward Cristiano Ronaldo, but one position the side failed to reinforce was the right-back area. However, according to recent reports, that could be set to change in the coming transfer windows as the club’s recruitment team continue to sound out some of the sport’s best full-backs.

That’s according to a recent report from 90mins, who claims the Red Devils would like to provide more competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, however, the La Liga champion’s price tag understood to be within the region of £30m, posed too big of an obstacle and consequently meant a move failed to materialise.

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It has since been reported that in an attempt to scout alternatives to the experienced England international, the Red Devils have identified Rangers duo James Tavernier, 29, and Nathan Patterson, 19, as possible options.

Both players have recently won the Scottish Premiership under manager Steven Gerrard – Patterson, in particular, is considered one of the brightest talents in Europe.

Another player reportedly on the club’s shortlist is Norwich City’s Max Aarons – however, United aren’t the only top club interested in the Englishman with rivals Manchester City also in the mix.

The same outlet also notes that should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer successfully bring in a new right-back, Diogo Dalot may be allowed to leave.

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