PSG Right-Back Targeted by Manchester United

PSG's Thomas Meunier in action.

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Manchester United have seen a host of problems afflict them over the past few months. While few woes, like the lack of a leader in the heart of their defense, have plagued the team from multiple seasons now, their more recent disappointments have unveiled major flaws in other positions too.

The most obvious one is the lack of a quality right forward to fully bolster their attack as well as an able striker to ease the load off Marcus Rashford, particularly if Romelu Lukaku leaves come summer.

However, a more troublesome spot may have been unveiled through their problems at the right-back position.

Antonio Valencia, long term club servant, will depart United at the end of this season. Fresh signing Diogo Dalot has proven to be far too inexperienced and defensively lacking to man the spot on a regular basis. As of such, a fresh arrival has been necessitated at the position.

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Now, the Independent claims that United may look at acquiring Thomas Meunier from PSG to fill those shoes. The Belgian international is clearly at odds with the French giants, and seems unlikely to renew his contract.

His principe worry at Paris is that he isn’t awarded the requisite game-time he feels he deserves. As of such, the Red Devils could potentially land him for cheap, and without having to go over the bickering of a long-drawn negotiation process.


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In fact, their other targets for the spot, namely Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Kieran Trippier, may be difficult to acquire for the same reason.

What may also tip the favors on the side of the Mancunian club is that Meunier is a long-term fan of theirs, and at the age of 27, could represent a decent bit of experience.

Everton is another Premier League club that has reportedly enquired about his availability, while the player himself has admitted that interest from China and the Middle East has also been prominent.