Man United won’t sign player in key position, instead targeting Lukaku back-up: report

Manchester United are no longer interested in prioritising signing a left-back this summer, instead, using that portion of the budget to move for a back-up striker to Romelu Lukaku.

That’s according to The Independent, with the report adding that although there was interest in Alex Sandro and Kieran Tierney.

Instead, Jose Mourinho is preparing to stick with both Ashley Young and Luke Shaw for at least another season.

Perhaps this is finally the time where Shaw get’s a real opportunity to prove his worth to our Portuguese manager. Since returning from injury, he’s worked hard, taken his opportunities when they’ve come his way, yet for some reason, the Englishman always finds himself back on the substitutes bench.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m an Ashley Young fan and I think he was brilliant last year. Unfortunately, though, he’ll be 33 when next season starts and his best days are almost certainly behind him. As a rotational option, he’s perfect, but I just don’t think a make-shift left-back should be the first-choice option for a club like United.

In terms of a back-up striker, The Independent adds that Mourinho has looked at moves for both Mario Mandzukic and Marko Arnautovic.


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