Man United started negotiations with 28-year-old Ligue 1 defender

The turnaround in Red Devils fortunes this calendar year has been remarkable, and it’s probably papered over a lot of the cracks in the squad. Several positions could use strengthening, but the right-back spot doesn’t seem to be one. Ole Gunnar Solskjær wants to bolster the back-line during the summer transfer window.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been outstanding this campaign and looks like the first choice for years to come, while Diego Dalot is a more than capable backup. Man United are keeping tabs on PSG’s defender Thomas Meunier. As is always the case with a Red Devils transfer target, it looks Borussia Dortmund are also keen, but nothing has been agreed yet.

It’s a move that wouldn’t make sense from Man United’s point of view as things stand, he’s 28, so it’s not like he’s one for the future and his versatility isn’t that appealing. Thomas is capable of doing a job in midfield, but it would be a questionable move to give a decent wage to a footballer just to play as a backup or in an unfamiliar position.

The report also suggests that he would like to stay in PSG anyway, so it seems unlikely that he’ll be at Man United next campaign. Bundesliga giants may need to sign a new right-back if Achraf Hakimi goes back to Real Madrid, so that could be a sensible move for them to make.

The Red Devils signed several players during the winter transfer window like Bruno Fernandes from Sporting, Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Greenland Shenhua and Nathan Bishop from Southend United.