Alex Telles was one of the new players at Manchester United this term and he arrived at Old Trafford from the Liga NO side Porto late in the summer transfer market.
The Brazil international competes with Luke Shaw for the left-back role and the former’s signing is judged as encouraging the England international’s resurgence in form.
Earlier reports indicated United want to land a new right-back to provide competition to first-choice Aaron Wan-Bissaka and also to get the best out of the former Crystal Palace star.
Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier has been earmarked as a target for the Premier League side. AS reported in last year’s December that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are ‘pushing hard’ for the full-back.
Former Manchester United player Rafael thinks the 30-year-old’s signing can benefit the Old Trafford side.
“I am 100% sure, this is what makes players compete for their place and improve. If you play every game, you have no competition and you can start to feel comfortable, it’s not good for you,” the Baaaksehir star told the Manchester Evening News.
Rafael’s comments on Kieran has been relayed in Mundo Deportivo and the outlet further provides their own information on the Englishman.
At the moment ‘nothing suggests’ the ex-Tottenham Hotspur player wants to leave Diego Simeone’s outfit for Manchester United and even Los Rojiblancos aren’t thinking of offloading the defender.
In other news, Manchester United have allegedly turned the focus to RB Leipzig star Ibrahima Konate in their search for a new central defender.
The Red Devils are rumoured to be prepared to spend big on a new centre-half to partner Harry Maguire for the 2021-22 season.