Following the emergence of Antonio Valencia in the right-back position in recent years, our Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are looking towards life after the 33-year-old gets to his ‘Gary Neville’ time.
Valencia was a powerful and pacey winger when he first signed for United, and with no real right back in the team he was, by chance, thrust into a role that he has thrived in ever since – turning himself into one of the first names on the team sheet and stand-in captain for the retiring Michael Carrick.
However, with Valencia entering his mid-thirties soon, talk in the bar among our regulars has turned into who to replace him with.
It’s reported that Jose Mourinho would prefer to bring in a left and a right back this summer, with both his current first choices being way above the 30 mark. Luke Shaw, for many, would be the ideal candidate for the left-back role – but things just haven’t turned out that way for the England man.
Indeed, our landlord has taken a look around Europe and identified these TWO right-backs that could eventually replace Valencia at United…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!