With both senior right backs at Manchester United leaving the club, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will have opportunity to really put his stamp on a new look Manchester United side ahead of the coming season.
If you believe the rumours, the red side of Manchester have been hotly pursuing Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka identified as the long term heir to the right back position at Old Trafford. However, gone are the days when United had the pick of who they wanted in the English Leagues, and Palace have reportedly already turned down a big £40 million pound offer for the young Englishman.
Wan-Bissaka is contracted at Palace until 2022 and the London side seem to be holding out for roughly £60 million pounds.
With Solskjaer in charge, Manchester United are reportedly changing their transfer policy, instead of paying out for megastars. The club are apparently looking for young British talent that they can nurture and build their own ‘galactico’s’ out of, evidenced by the signing of young Welshman Daniel James from Swansea City.
After possibly being priced out of a move for the Palace right back, we took a look at some alternatives for the ‘Red Devils’ to fill the right-back role…
Trippier doesn’t exactly fit the model of ‘Young’ but the Tottenham right back and England national team starter is reportedly available for around £35 million, saving Manchester United £30 million for a man with heaps more experience playing in the Premier League, Champions League and for the national side.
The Spurs full-back did struggle for game time last season but did impress playing for England. Trippier is from Manchester so could perhaps be persuaded to move back up north.
We could easily have filled this spot with Thomas Munier, who it is reported United are looking at, however, if they look close to home they could save themselves a lot of money.
Clyne is never going to take Alexander-Arnolds spot at Liverpool, but while out on loan at Bournemouth last season Clyne proved that he still has what it takes to be a Premier League player. With young Diego Dalot already at United, Clyne brings experience to the position that could be much needed in bigger games.
Unless Trent gets injured at Liverpool, Clyne isn’t going to play, so perhaps could be available on the cheap. With the right assurances about game time and the chance to get himself back into England contention?