With Antonio Valencia moving on in the summer, the Red Devils are poised to enter the next season with Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka on the right wing.
As it stands, the £50m signing from Crystal Palace is set to start as our first choice right-back, but where does that leave Diogo Dalot? And also what about Ashley Young?
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was inquired about the situation regarding the right-backs before the pre-season tour to Singapore and here’s what the gaffer said:
“We’re trying to build a squad that can have a long life,” Solskjaer explained. “And with Diogo and Aaron we have got two right-backs that will be very good players.
“Diogo can play right wing and has probably gone from right-back to being able to play right wing. And Aaron has been right wing that can play right-back.
“They can give us good options on the right and Ashley can play both sides, he’s played in the World Cup last summer for England at left-back and he can push Luke and Aaron and Diogo, no bother.”
From a 33-year-old Ashley Young starting week-in week-out and getting destroyed by average Premier League wingers on the right wing, we have already come a long way in a couple of months, haven’t we?
Of course, Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be our first choice right-back going into the new season, but as the gaffer explained, Diogo Dalot, while a capable back-up to Wan-Bissaka, could also fill in on the right-wing or even the left-back position, if and when required.
With Luke Shaw also doing well on left, it seems like finally, we are pretty set on the wing-back positions. Now, about finding a partner for Victor Lindelof…