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Erik Ten Hag is still keen on signing a new right-back this summer

Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag is interested in signing a right-back for the upcoming season.

The English powerhouse has already enhanced its left-back options by signing Tyrell Malacia from Dutch club Feyenoord.

However, the main target for the English club for their defense is Ajax’s, Lisandro Martinez.

Meanwhile, United continue in their pursuit of signing Frenkie De Jong from Barcelona. Moreover, Christian Eriksen will soon be officially confirmed by the club.

There still seems to be interest in Brazilian talent Antony, as reports emerge that the Red Devils want to sign a minimum of five players by the latter half of this month.

Manchester United Evening News reported that Erik Ten Hag is bent on signing a new right-back. This is set to create competition for Diogo Dalot in the upcoming campaign.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is reportedly not in Ten Hag’s scheme of things for this summer. Therefore, he is set to be offloaded.

He had a disappointing campaign with the Reds after being signed from Crystal Palace back in 2019.

The Englishman was the first-choice player in the right-back position during the start of the season under Ole Gunnar Solskaer. However, he was demoted to the bench at the near end of the season under Ralf Rangnick.

Dalot played 30 games last season while Bissaka played 26 games. Moreover, Bissaka is reported to be up for sale.

Erik Ten Hag’s other targets for the summer

Dalot’s agent Carlo Goncalves said to 101 Great Goals,

He is very happy at Manchester United. The season went well for him personally, but obviously, it didn’t go well for Manchester United given the club’s expectations. But we are expecting Diogo to stay for next season, for sure.”

Brandon Williams and Alex Telles are also said to be in excess of the demands at Old Trafford. Ten Hag is said to overhaul the defense altogether

Inter Milan’s Denzel Dumfries was heavily linked to United in June and he was possibly speculated for the right-back position.

The Dutchman was an important man in the Milan squad. He scored five goals and further added seven assists in 45 appearances.

United are also said to be looking for a new central midfielder apart from De Jong. Youri Tielemans is still strongly linked to the club from Leicester.

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