Man Utd interested in emerging 22yo, face serious competition: report

Man Utd interested in emerging 22yo, face serious competition: report

Defensively, Manchester United have been far better since handing Harry Maguire the captain’s armband.

Credit where it’s due, Slabhead has taken to that leadership role brilliantly well, organising the whole backline excellently.

However, it seems as though Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is, at the very least, considering adding more defenders.

In a story from The Athletic, it is now being claimed that United are amongst the parties interested in the emerging 22-year-old defender, Ben White.

The Englishman is currently plying for Leeds United on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion, though United will face serious competition in the chase to sign White.

Manchester City are also keen, while Liverpool are ‘tracking’ the centre-half. Make no mistake about it, Leeds themselves will do all they can to get in the mix – particularly if they earn promotion.

This is a strange rumour, particularly given how well-stacked United are in the centre-half position. You have Maguire, Victor Lindelof is improving, Axel Tuanzebe is learning his trade while Eric Bailly looks back to his best.

There’s a chance White could replace Phil Jones in the squad, though in terms of on-field minutes, I’m not quite sure United could give the youngster what he desires at this current time.

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