Man Utd ‘open’ to signing new full-back amid interest in £33.5m star – club put six up for sale

Lewis Oldham
Man Utd to sell six players

Man Utd are reportedly turning their attention to signing a new right-back, but they need to get rid of a few players first.

Most of United’s focus this summer has been on incomings as they have brought in Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez on permanent deals.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka started last season as United’s first-choice right-back but he lost his place to Diogo Dalot following a string of poor performances.

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Wan-Bissaka is among the players who do not feature in Erik ten Hag’s plans with him being unable to live up to his £50m price tag.

Ex-Tottenham Hotspur full-back Alan Hutton stated earlier this week that Wan-Bissaka does not “fit the bill” at Ten Hag’s United:

“[Wan-Bissaka] has obviously had a tough time, I think defensively he’s a really good player. He’s difficult to get past and he’s shown that,” Hutton told Football Insider.

“But going forward, I think that’s his weakness.

“When you play for a team like Manchester United under Ten Hag, that’s the outlet. The left wing-back, the right wing-back and the full-backs they give you the width and the crosses into the box and I don’t think he fits that bill.

“They’ll look for different options to fit into the new manager’s mould. But Wan-Bissaka, they paid £50m for him, is anybody going to pay that? I can’t see it. It’ll be interesting to see what team takes the bait for him.“

In terms of a new right-back, Man Utd are understood to be challenging Chelsea for Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries.

The Dutchman has gained a lot of admirers in recent years and he is rated at £33.5m (€40m) by Inter.

This transfer could be on the cards as Man Utd are ‘open to recruiting’ a new right-back this summer, according to Manchester Evening News.

The report notes that they are even more tempted to do this given that Ethan Laird is set to sign for Championship side Watford on loan.

They add that United are ‘still keen to shift’ Wan-Bissaka, which comes as no surprise.

This will not be easy though as they have currently received ‘more enquiries’ for Dalot over Wan-Bissaka.

Their defence is looking ‘bloated’ at the moment so a total of six defenders have been made ‘available for transfer’.

As well as Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly, Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe, Brandon Williams and Alex Telles are also free to leave.