Three right-backs Manchester United should consider signing in 2022

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was hoping that Aaron Wan-Bissaka would develop into an all-round attacking right-back for Manchester United.

But the 24-year-old hasn’t kicked on since being signed for £50m (BBC Sport) from Crystal Palace two-and-a-half years ago.

The England under-21 international hasn’t developed a thirst to contribute to United’s attacking side of the game and the defensive side of his game has also regressed.

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Following the arrival of Ralf Rangnick as United’s interim boss, the German has favoured the more naturally attack-minded option of Diogo Dalot.


Wan-Bissaka’s yet to receive a senior England cap from Gareth Southgate and looks to have found himself way down the national pecking order.

Here we take a look at three English right-backs who United could target in 2022 to oust United’s number 29….

Kieran Trippier

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The England international has been heavily linked with a January move to St James’ Park, and it’s looking likely that Trippier could be a Magpies player next month.

United were interested in a summer move where according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the La Liga holders were asking for €40m for Trippier, whose contract expires in 2022.

United baulked at that price and a summer move didn’t materialise, and it’s highly unlikely that Atletico are going to do business in January with their Champions League last-16 opponents.

However, if Trippier doesn’t secure a move to Tyneside in January, United could reignite our interest in the 31-year-old come the summer.

The England international is a solid defender who has great delivery from the wide areas which would be no doubt welcomed by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tariq Lamptey

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After making the brave decision to leave Chelsea to pursue first team football, Lamptey has certainly impressed when he has been available for Brighton.

The 21-year-old loves to gallop forward with his blistering pace and relishes the one-v-one battle when he is either defending or attacking.

Lamptey has struggled with hamstring injuries since joining the Seagulls, but if he can stay fit and continue his development, he will fancy his chances of playing his way into Southgate’s England plans.

With Rangnick being renown for developing young players, Lamptey could be targeted in the summer transfer window.

James Justin

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Following a steady debut season in the Premier League, Justin established himself as one of Leicester’s key players in his second campaign for the Foxes.

Before sustaining his cruciate knee ligament injury in February, Justin had played every minute of the first 23 Premier League games of the 2020/21 season, where he got two goals and two assists.

Capable of playing either on the left or right, the former Luton Town man’s return to Brendan Rodgers’ side will be a massive boost.

Again only 23-years-old, Rangnick will no doubt be paying attention to how Justin performs, following his serious injury and whether he rekindle his former form.

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