Erik ten Hag overlooked Darren Fletcher’s recommendation last summer

Manchester United are reportedly keeping tabs on Wolves defender Nathan Collins.

After joining Wolves for around £20.5 million last summer, a report from Tribal Football claims that Manchester United technical director and former player Darren Fletcher is a fan of the defender and urged Erik ten Hag to consider signing the 22-year-old last summer.

United fans won’t complain about Ten Hag’s decision to overlook Collins because we ended up signing Lisandro Martinez instead. The Argentine became an instant fans’ favourite after quickly settling in the Premier League.

It is worth noting that Collins came joined the Stoke City academy in 2019 — the same year Fletcher hung up his boots after spending three years at the Bet365 Stadium.

However, Collins has played 29 times across all competitions this season.

Ten Hag is expected to sign a new centre-back in the summer and we’re expecting a number of defenders to leave the club.

Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are likely to leave, while one of (if not both) Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof could be sold.

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