However, the latest news tweeted out by Samuel Luckhurst could suggest they might not be looking for a defender now as academy prospect Teden Mengi has been promoted to the United first-team squad indefinitely.
The 18 year-old has made 49 appearances in the youth ranks at the club, per Transfermarkt, including in the UEFA Youth League, and clearly his performances at centre-back have been duly noted and rewarded with this promotion.
The club had been linked to Dayot Upamecano, and whilst most were very happy about the young star getting into the senior squad, one or two were also not too pleased with the news as they want the club to finalise more senior transfers.
Here is what fans said following the news:
— Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) September 17, 2020
This is not the content we need now #MUFC
— The Best Red (@yawbest_) September 17, 2020
He would be a beast next to maguire
— (@UTDUMZ) September 17, 2020
Absolutely love this… the club may be a shambles in the transfer market but we’re world class at bringing kids through the ranks.
— Bran (@Hitman_Bran) September 17, 2020
Only positive news lately
— Kazh (@UtdKazh) September 17, 2020
The squad is so thin – not surprised #GlazersOut
— Dave Dean (@1968ddean) September 17, 2020
Good news & great credit to Solskjaer who continues to trust the brilliant players coming through United’s system. This lad has a great chance of making it.
— RP (@_RP_77) September 17, 2020
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