Manchester United need to make more signings even after landing Arsenal target Thomas Meunier according to ESPN Pundit Craig Burley.
The Premier League duo are interested in Meunier’s services but the Red Devils hold the edge as the Belgian is said to be a United fan.
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Ashley Young played at right back for the majority of the season but given his form and age, United are searching for reinforcements in the market.
And, Burley claims Meunier has the ‘potential to be a hit’ in that position.
“Well I haven’t got a list of players in front of me who United are targeting,” Burley said on ESPN FC.
“But what we do know is they are targeting the right side.
“It’s one of many areas of that team that has to be strengthened.
“[Meunier has] great experience for club and country and is a natural down that right side.
“So I’m going to say this has the potential to be a hit.”
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The offer is also ever so tempting for United as the Belgian is a free agent in next summer and is free to hold talks with Foreign Clubs.
“It’s something that could suit me,” Meunier told Le Parisien.
“I don’t think the club would make a lot of money from me, actually.
“I have a market value, but I’m a defender, I play one game out of three and I’m turning 28.
“There have been phone calls since January with interested clubs.
“There are a dozen clubs, all of which are in the top five of their leagues.”
Owing to the team’s defensive issues, Ole Gunnar Solsksjaer is looking for a commanding central defender in the market.
The Red Devils had a mammoth £95M bid rejected for Kalidou Koulibaly and now have turned their attention to Benfica Defender Ruben Dias.
The Benfica captain has had an amazing Primera Liga season making 32 appearances and is valued around €60m by the Portuguese giants.