Manchester United Are Fighting For Fulham’s Unpopular Attacking Defender


Manchester United is flying high under the leadership of Eric ten Haga.

The Red Devils can overtake the noisy neighbors of Manchester City and take second place in the Premier League by defeating Crystal Palace tonight.

Despite the clear possibility of a title fight, United are unlikely to go for any major signings at the moment, as the Glazers do not want to spend money as a summer sale looms on the horizon.

However, they scoured the market for possible deals, as evidenced by the loan signings of Wout Weghorst and Jack Butland.

Now, according to Tuttomercatoweb, United is eyeing another temporary solution before the January deadline.

Fulham signed Kevin Mbaba from Wolfsburg this summer for a reported fee of 5.5 million euros (an increase to 7 million euros with allowances), but the attacking full-back is reportedly already looking for new pastures after losing popularity at Craven Cottage. .

Limited mainly to appearances from the bench and cup competitions, the former Newcastle United player plays third fiddle after Kenny Tete and Bobby Decordova-Reid.

Fulham are also discussing a possible deal for Cedric Soares with league leader Arsenal, and Mbabu may soon drop down the hierarchy.

Marcu Silva knows Soares well when they played together at Sporting Lisbon in 2014-2015, when they won the Taca de Portugal together, the main knockout tournament in Portuguese football.

The Portuguese has also had a hard time finding playing time, having played just two league games for the high-flying Gunners, and Ben White has thrived in his beloved right-back role at the Emirates this season.

The Cottagers already have Dan James and Shane Duffy on the lists of top division clubs, which makes the loan academic.

If they want to shell out money for Soares, Mbabu will most likely have to give way, which makes it an interesting offer in the January market.

Manchester United started the season with Diogo Dalot in the role of right inverted defender. The 23-year-old was impressive in the early months, but struggled with minor injuries after the World Cup.

Aaron Van Bissaka and Tyrell Malasia stepped up in his absence and performed excellently, but United will not hurt to improve the attack in this regard.

Mbabu has the necessary skill set to work for the Red Devils. During his stay in Germany, the Fulham star has demonstrated his abilities many times in the future, but he is prone to strange mistakes and occasional loss of concentration.

The Swiss has fans, such as the Italian team Monza, who are showing a specific interest in his services, but the move to Old Trafford may be too difficult to refuse.


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