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Worry for Man Utd as rival club looks to trump them to summer deal for £30m-rated ace

Manchester City fans in the Transfer Tavern are mocking their Manchester United counterparts, after hearing reports that the Citizens lead the chase for a highly-coveted defender.

Both Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola are keen to bolster their defensive ranks this summer, particularly in full-back areas, but it appears the latter holds an advantage in the race for Monaco ace Benjamin Mendy.

The Daily Star states Mendy is keen to ensure he is playing Champions League football next season, which the Citizens are currently better-placed to secure as they lead Manchester United in the battle for a top-four finish.

A huge derby on Thursday could see the battle for Champions League football blown wide open but many feel United’s best chance of securing their spot in Europe’s elite competition next term will come via the Europa League.

A dramatic extra-time winner from Marcus Rashford last week saw the Red Devils advance to the semi-finals of the competition, where they’ll tackle a Celta Vigo side who have exceeded expectations in Europe this term.

Our landlord believes the Red Devils will focus on their European exploits in the latter stages of the season, as he feels the run-in for Mourinho’s side is extremely difficult- as they still have to face Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

A handful of Red Devils over by the jukebox here in the Transfer Tavern are quite disappointed to hear this latest transfer update, and would like to see Mendy join Mourinho’s revolution at Old Trafford next season.

Would Mendy make the right choice choosing City over United? Let us know in the comments below!

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