Manchester United are now looking to strengthen their midfield defense, with Harry Maguire’s departure from Old Trafford nearing completion.
men sport The Reds are understood to have accepted a bid from West Ham for their former captain. And ultimately this appears to be a smart move for everyone involved. As for United, attention now turns to who they will sign to replace him.
It is believed that Jonny Evans is not a strong enough candidate to replace Maguire permanently. Despite signing short-term contracts to qualify for United’s summer tour, Nice’s Jean-Clair Todibo and Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmond Tapsoba are both thought to be on their radar.
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Rumors also circulated about Benjamin. Bayern Munich’s Pavar German media claim the 27-year-old is increasingly unhappy at the Bavarian club. and ready to move out of the Bundesliga
Pavard is thought to support the centre-back position. which may make the fans Surprised to still remember his superb goal against France at the 2018 World Cup during this tournament. He played an incredible role at right-back and caught the attention of the world with his performances.
Had Pavard signed to replace Maguire directly, at least initially he would have struggled to exclude either Raphael Varane or Lisandro Martinez in the starting XI. It’s hard for new contracts to break this partnership.
At right-back, however, it’s clear that United’s Dutchman isn’t sure where to start. Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka are both happy to be first-choice. But both of them were unable to establish their own positions.
If Pavard signs, he’ll give Ten Hag a new option to pursue and potentially include himself in the starting 11 there. But at the same time, filling in at right-back solves the problem the manager is battling.
Both Dalot and Wan-Bissaka have not performed well in pre-season to position the No. 1 right-back, so the addition of Pavard could eventually lead Ten Hag to sell one in the United duo to help boost transfer budgets. his for the rest summer or january
Either way Pavard’s versatility is an asset United can have and will add more than just Maguire’s representation in the squad.
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