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Man Utd eager to shift Aaron Wan-Bissaka as they explore new right-back

Manchester United are eager to shift Aaron Wan-Bissaka during the ongoing transfer window despite Ethan Laird leaving on loan to Watford, Manchester Evening News claim.

The Red Devils currently have Diogo Dalot as the first-choice right-back, but they are keen to provide strong competition for him during the upcoming campaign.

Wan-Bissaka was part of the recent pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia, but it is claimed that he has not done enough to impress new manager Erik ten Hag.

The Red Devils are currently in the process of loaning out Laird to Watford, but that is not expected to secure Wan-Bissaka’s future with the club for next season.

They are eager to part ways with the former Crystal Palace graduate while Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe, Phil Jones, Brandon Williams and Alex Telles could also leave.

Wan-Bissaka’s exit could pave the way for new arrival

Wan-Bissaka joined the Red Devils from Palace for £50 million in 2019, and he made a huge impression in the first two seasons with his strong defensive attributes.

He continues to possess those qualities, but that may not necessarily suit Ten Hag, whose style of play is more focused on regular overlapping runs and crosses into the box.

Compared to Dalot, Wan-Bissaka has struggled in that aspect. He is not someone known for producing long balls or creating chances in the final third of the field.

Only a few years ago, Wan-Bissaka was praised by Jamie Carragher as a world-beater in the right-back role after winning almost every duel against Raheem Sterling.

The 24-year-old can still produce such displays, but his one-dimensional aspect could pave the way for his departure in the coming weeks if a suitable offer arrives.

Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries could be an ideal replacement that suits Ten Hag. The Dutch international is terrific when it comes to the attacking aspect of his game.

He made 12 goal contributions from right wing-back for the Nerazzurri last term, but can play in the back four, having largely operated as a right-back in his career.

United will need to spend £34 million to prise him away from the San Siro giants. It remains to be seen whether they can recoup those funds from Wan-Bissaka’s exit.

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