Is Sergio Reguilon needed at Manchester United amid transfer links

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Real Madrid has offered Sergio Reguilon to Manchester United despite the player stating he prefers a stay at the Bernabéu.

Chelsea have splashed the cash this transfer window whereas Liverpool and Man United have signed just one player each. The Lionel Messi-Manchester City saga has just come to an end after Messi opted to stay at Barcelona until the end of the 2020/21 season.

And now, Manchester United have their eye on Sergio Reguilon. According to recent reports, Red Devils are in contention to sign Reguilon from Real Madrid, as the club seeks to offload the defender with a possible buy-back clause inserted into any deal they cook up.

Adding to the transfer links, David de Gea left his fans drooling at the mouth after he posted a cryptic selfie on Instagram alongside the rumored left back, while on international duty together.

If everything goes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s way, Sergio can be a Red Devil within a week. However, the transfer might go all the way till the last day of the transfer window as Jadon Sancho is still believed to be the primary focus for the manger.

Even if the transfer gets completed by the club or not, the question remains, do Manchester United require another left back? The question arises because they have Luke Shaw and his backup Brandon Williams. They also have Timothy Fosu Mensah and Diogo Dalot as cover in the fullback positions.

What happened in the 2019/20 season?

For Manchester United, Luke Shaw has been a revelation. The player steadied his progress under Solskjaer at both left back and left center back, in 4-2-3-1 and 5-3-2 formations.

Shaw featured 24 times last season. He picked up an injury against Southampton which resulted in United fielding Williams for the final few matches.

Williams was allowed many first-team appearances due to the injuries to Shaw and Dalot in the initial part of the season. The player was particularly hailed for his aggression and run-ins on the opposition players but received a lot of flak at the end of the run.

Compared to Luke Shaw, the young English international has better crossing accuracy and successful take-on in his new role. Yes, you read it right! Brandon Williams is a natural right back who was used as a makeshift left back by Ole, a gamble that has paid off.

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