Following the capture of Welsh winger Daniel James from Swansea City on Friday afternoon, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be looking to press on with his transfer plans with the signing of a new right-back high on the Manchester United manager’s list of priorities. After a decade of service at Old Trafford, Antonio Valencia, who started as a short-term fix before becoming the long-term solution to United’s right-back problem in the post-Gary Neville era, has departed, while Matteo Darmian is also expected to move on. With the talented yet raw Diogo Dalot the only specialist right-back in Solskjaer’s plans, it is an area of the squad that requires strengthening and according to reports, there are two players in the frame to fill the spot vacated by Valencia: Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Thomas Meunier of PSG. Reports on Sunday claimed that United had failed with a £40m offer for Wan-Bissaka and although they are expected to return with an improved bid, Meunier is another player on their radar and the Belgian would represent a cheaper option with his PSG contract set to expire in 2020.
metro.co.uk/10 June 2019