Manchester United are looking into signing Atletico Madrid star Kieran Trippier because of the impact Alex Telles had had on Luke Shaw, reports say. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer currently relies on Aaron Wan-Bissaka at right-back. But they’re now pursuing targets in his position as they look to beat Liverpool to the Premier League title.
United signed Telles from Porto back in the summer, with the Brazil international completing his move to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day.
And, in the time since, Shaw has benefitted from the increased competition for places.
The England international is currently in the form of his life over at Old Trafford, with Solskjaer delighted at his improvement.
And now, according to The Athletic, United are looking into signing Trippier as they believe he could have the same effect on Wan-Bissaka.
Wan-Bissaka has been the Red Devils’ No 1 right-back ever since touching down from Crystal Palace back in the summer transfer window of 2019.
But United feel he can scale even greater heights if he has to fight for his place in the side, rather than merely get in by default.
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“At the moment it looks like he has a few years left in him.
“He has made a great influence, a great impact when he has come here. He has a few years left in him.
“We have good competition for places but he will probably start more games than he will not start. He is definitely a starter.
“You don’t classify a player of that quality as anything else. I trust him and my players.”
Solskjaer also lavished praise on Cavani for his mindset, with the veteran asking to wear the club’s famous No 7 shirt back in the summer.
“It is the first thing he asked me, when I spoke to him, could he wear the number 7 shirt,” he said.
“Obviously we told him about the history of the shirt and we talked about the history of his career and experience,
“But I had no doubt that he could handle the no 7 shirt from his personality from our chat and what I had watched before.
“He is a meticulous professional.
“His habits and everything show you about why he has had the career he has had.”