Thomas Meunier is a player who carries plenty of pedigree. The Belgian full-back is an established international and has had success at PSG, however, the defender is a boyhood Manchester United player and could up at Old Trafford this summer. That is according to The Independent, who claim United see him as an ‘easier and cheaper’ option.
— utdreport (@utdreport) April 23, 2019
According to the article that The Independent have published, the Red Devils are eyeing up both Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Kieran Trippier as potential long-term solutions at right-back seeing as Antonio Valencia’s contract is up. However, Ed Woodward has also earmarked Meunier as he’s easier and cheaper to sign, and that’s a move that has greatly infuriated a lot of fans at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils have got alot of problem areas, certainly more than their top six rivals, and will be desperate to spend and bolster themselves in the summer window. It won’t be easy, as signing improvements never is, but if they are to go for it in the transfer market then the Manchester giants simply cannot afford to take the easy way out on anyone, especially not at right-back which is one of their biggest issues this season.
You can read the Red Devils’ verdict on the Meunier rumours here:
Sums our board up perfectly.
— Ryan. (@Vintage_Utd) 23 April 2019
Looks like we’ll never learn.
— The United Link (@TheUnitedLink) 23 April 2019
Wan Bissaka is worth the investment, Man Utd acting like the transfer window is a car boot
— Corey Harrison (@CoreyHarrisonn) April 23, 2019
Cheaper signing???. That’s why we keep getting mediocre players. Just sell the club already.
— BYT (@brytex_7) 23 April 2019
Cheaper and easier to sign
— Am Me (@ElijaBrown) 23 April 2019
Here we go again…
— #OlesAtTheWheel (@Killeen87) April 23, 2019
Cheaper and easier. Sums up where this club is heading. Small club mentality.
— Dan Arscott (@DArscott90) April 23, 2019
The Red Devils are far from happy with the report of Meunier considering he’s the cheap and easy option and will want to see some ambition and long-termism come into the thinking of their board.