Manchester United to copy Manchester City

This past summer, Pep Guardiola pinpointed a clear weakness in his side and addressed it with huge amounts of cash in the transfer market.

Manchester City were poor in the full back positions last season, and the likes of Jesus Navas, Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksandr Kolarov were all moved on.

In came Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo. With Fabian Delph playing regularly due to injury to Mendy.

Now it looks like Manchester United are going to follow suit.

Manchester United’s full back problem

Currently, Manchester United’s first choice full backs are Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young.

Both Valencia and Young are 32 and whilst they are playing well, full back in the Premier League is a very demanding position.

The back-ups at Manchester United are either not good enough or not fancied by Jose Mourinho.

Luke Shaw is out of favour, whilst Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind are regressing under the Manchester United manager.

Manchester United’s defensive overhaul

On Thursday, James Ducker reports in the Daily Telegraph that “Jose Mourinho wants to sign a new left-back and right-back over the next two transfer windows as the Manchester United manager prepares for an overhaul of the full-back positions.”

Whilst Manchester United do have youngsters emerging in these positions such as Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah, it seems very likely that the full back issue will be solved in the transfer…

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