Manchester United transfer move for Meunier would expose a ridiculous £50 million error

Manchester United are showing interest in signing Belgian defender Thomas Meunier, report The Telegraph.

If you feel like you have heard this transfer rumour before, it’s probably because you have.

Meunier was available to Manchester United on in 2019. The club chose to pay £50 million on Aaron Wan-Bissaka instead.

Now the club appear ready to admit an error, at a huge financial cost.

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Manchester United move for Meunier

The Mail reported in May 2019 how Manchester United were lining up a swoop for Meunier, after being put off by Crystal Palace’s £70 million asking price for Wan-Bissaka.

Palace then dropped their asking price to £50m, and United paid up, thinking they had secured a bargain.

The Mail had reported how Meunier was available at half that price, at £25 million. The Belgian was left on the shelf, and signed for Borussia Dortmund a year later on a free transfer.

Now it seems United are ready to approach Dortmund for a deal to sign Meunier again, with The Telegraph reporting the club are proposing a £12.6 million deal.

Meanwhile Crystal Palace want to re-sign Aaron Wan-Bissaka for just £10 million, a £40 million loss for Manchester United.

What a mess. This is the kind of transfer mistake Manchester United fans have sadly become used to.

Meunier, 30, would be a solid addition at right-back, and it’s better late than never. He would be preferable to Barcelona’s more inexperienced and defensively suspect Sergino Dest, who is also an option.

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