For Manchester United, the right-back slot has been a real issue for the last few years. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s issue in that area could well be about to get even worse, too, with it looking likely that Antonio Valencia is set to depart on a free.
Today the media has thrown a new name into the ring, and it’s that of Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier. The report comes from the usually reliable Independent, who say that the 27-year-old Belgian is an ‘option’ for the ‘troublesome position’ at Old Trafford.
Apparently, the United board prefers the likes of both Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Kieran Trippier as ‘longer term options’ which I struggle to believe as Tripper is actually a year older than Meunier so make of that what you will…
For what it’s worth, I think Meunier is a cracking player. He’s struggled to get going at Paris Saint-Germain and perhaps a move away would kickstart his career.
There’s no doubting that if he signed for United he’d immediately become the first choice right-back, but if this club is to challenge for major honours, he’d have to be one of many signings in what has to be an extremely busy summer for the Red Devils and Solskjaer.