Manchester United Eyeing A Move For This PSG Defender: What Will He Bring To Old Trafford?

According to a recent report by the Sun, Manchester United are weighing up a move to secure the services of Thomas Meunier from Paris Saint-Germain. The same source has claimed that the Red Devils are ready to drop their interest on Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan Bissaka in favour of a move for a more experienced right-back option in Meunier. 

The Sun has also revealed that Diogo Dalot’s recent form is one of the key reasons why United want to switch their focus on the Belgian defender this summer. The 27-year-old is currently out of action with a knee injury, but it is also worth noting that he has been enjoying a rich vein of form at the French capital before his injury.

The Incredible Form Of Thomas Meunier

Meunier has featured in 28 matches for PSG this term, scoring five goals while grabbing seven assists across all competitions. More importantly, he has made an average of 2.1 tackles, 0.9 interceptions and 1.1 clearances per game in the Ligue 1 so far (Stats taken from Whoscored). 

The former Club Brugge star is also vastly experienced at the international level having represented Belgium in 36 matches while scoring six goals for his nation during his international career.

What Will The Belgian Bring To Old Trafford?

Meunier boasts decent pace and can dribble with the ball quite effectively down the right flank. He is also physically strong and is defensively sound inside his own half. What makes the Belgian such a special talent is his ability to score and create goals in the opposition half.

There is no doubt that the acquisition of Meunier will undoubtedly improve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad ahead of the new campaign. The Belgian defender will be an excellent fit for Solskjaer’s style of play at Old Trafford as he loves to make an impact going forward.

Should The Red Devils Make A Move?

However, the jury is still out on whether Meunier will be able to cope with the physicality and high intensity of Premier League football. Even if there is a slight risk, Man United should still do everything in their power to lure the Belgian international to the Theatre of Dreams in the summer.

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Abhinab Ghosh

A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

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