Manchester United may have identified next season’s right-back – report

Thomas Meunier

Manchester United have scouted PSG’s Thomas Meunier, according to The Sun (opens in new tab).

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is after a right-back this summer with Antonio Valencia set to depart Old Trafford on a free transfer, following almost a decade at the club.

Ashley Young is currently manning the position for United, but at 33 years old, his years are numbered.

According to the report, United have been watching Belgium international Meunier, who enjoyed an excellent World Cup for his country last summer as they reached the semi-finals.

The 27-year-old has played 28 times for the Ligue 1 champions this term, scoring five goals and adding four more assists having sporadically played further forward in midfield.

Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka has also been linked with Manchester United this summer, after a fine first full season for the Eagles.


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Joe Brewin

Joe was the Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo until 2022, having risen through the FFT academy and been on the brand since 2013 in various capacities. 

By weekend and frustrating midweek night he is a Leicester City fan, and in 2020 co-wrote the autobiography of former Foxes winger Matt Piper – subsequently listed for both the Telegraph and William Hill Sports Book of the Year awards.