Man Utd make ‘first attempt’ to sign Italy international as fresh name is linked

Joe Williams
Man Utd transfer target Leonardo Spinazzola
Leonardo Spinazzola has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

Manchester United are looking to sign Roma defender Leonardo Spinazzola before the transfer deadline, according to reports.

The Red Devils are on the lookout for left-back as they look to cover Luke Shaw’s injury with the England international set to miss up to two months with a muscular injury.

Tyrell Malacia is also currently absent and Brandon Williams recently joined Championship side Ipswich Town on loan until the end of the season.

There are rumours that Man Utd  will look to sign a new left-back on loan to cover for Shaw’s absence with free agent Ryan Bertrand and Barcelona’s Marcos Alonso among those linked.

And now there is a new name to discuss with Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claiming that Man Utd have ‘made a poll’ for Roma’s Spinazzola.

Sky Italia confirm interest from Man Utd in the Italy international with the Red Devils making their ‘first attempt’ to sign Spinazzola by contacting the Serie A side,

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Spinazzola’s contract expires in Rome in June next year but there is no mention about whether Man Utd are looking for a loan or permanent signing.

Man Utd came from two goals down on Saturday to beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 thanks to goals from Christian Eriksen, Casemiro and Bruno Fernandes.

When asked after the match if it was important to get the three points against Forest after the negativity surrounding their start to the season, Eriksen told reporters: “Yeah, this week. Maybe next week they’ll say something else and then the week after they’ll change their mind again.

“It’s how football goes and definitely here. I think everybody knows that if you lose one game everything is changed, everything is the worst thing that can happen.

“And if you win, it’s ‘oh, it’s normal’, so, yeah, it’s just how it is at this club and we expect that as players.

“Obviously we try to do our best to win every game, none of us like losing and we try to do it in the best possible way.”

Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag was thrilled to get the points, he said with a wink: “We want to give the fans something, eh? Of course it is a horror start, giving them two goals and making mistakes.

“But I am very pleased with the comeback, with the leadership, how we stayed calm and composed.

“We stick to the plans, stick to the belief and turn it around and I think we played in the meantime very good football out of our plan and out of our principles and rules. We scored good goals.”