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Manchester United Set Their Sights On This Bundesliga Right-Back: Decent Choice For Solskjaer?

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In a recent report, Fichajes revealed that Manchester United have set their sights on Red Bull Leipzig right-back Nordi Mukiele. It is understood that the Mancunian outfit are hoping to strengthen their squad by recruiting the French full-back in the summer of 2022.

Mukiele’s Impressive Form At Leipzig Recently

Mukiele has made an impressive start to this campaign as he has already produced some impressive displays for Leipzig down the right flank. The 23-year-old has registered one goal and one goal in seven matches for the German outfit this season in all competitions.

The Montreuil-born talent enjoyed a decent run of form at the Red Bull Arena last season when he averaged 1.6 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 1.1 clearances, 0.8 shots and 0.5 dribbles per game in the Bundesliga. He was even accurate when interchanging possession with his teammates from the right flank, based on his pass success rate of 78.4% in the German top tier (stats via whoscored).

Mukiele has established himself as a solid right-back in German football, so he could be tempted with a chance to test himself at a top club like Man United next summer if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decides to move in for him at the end of this season.

Manchester United set their sights on Mukiele who is seen in the picture
Fußball 1. Bundesliga 6. Spieltag RB Leipzig – Hertha BSC Berlin am 25.09.2021 in der Red Bull Arena in Leipzig Nordi Mukiele Leipzig DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video. *** Football 1 Bundesliga 6 Spieltag RB Leipzig Hertha BSC Berlin am 25 09 2021 in der Red Bull Arena in Leipzig Nordi Mukiele Leipzig DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and or quasi video xHDx

Is Mukiele A Decent Choice For The Red Devils?

Mukiele can use his quickness to make some good runs with the ball down the right wing. He is a solid tackler of the ball and has got the hunger to make a few crucial interceptions inside his half. The French talent doesn’t mind clearing his lines when in danger of being exposed at the back. He has got a good leap in him that helps him win his fair share of aerial duels as well.

Hence, it makes sense for the Red Devils to recruit the Leipzig full-back next summer as he could serve as an upgrade over Aaron Wan-Bissaka who has flattered to deceive with his contributions in the attacking end of the field recently.

Mukiele will add more natural width to Solskjaer’s first team and has what it takes to become a fan-favorite at Old Trafford if Man United opt to give him a regular starting berth in the coming seasons. At 23, the Bundesliga sensation’s best years are ahead of him which makes him a good choice for the Mancunian outfit to pursue in the long run.

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