Benjamin Pavard is apparently willing to ‘fight as hard as possible’ in order to get a move to Manchester United – which once again proves Erik ten Hag right.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Manchester United have been in contact with the World Cup winner, with the Red Devils looking for a defender to replace the should-be-departing Harry Maguire.

Pavard would bring a wealth of experience to this United side, a winning mentality and ‘indispensable versatility’ – which will help the squad massively as they traverse through the 23/24 season.

It always helps when the player is on board for joining, as seen already in this window with Mason Mount, Andre Onana and Rasmus Hojlund. Latest developments certainly indicate this is the case.

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Pavard wants Manchester United

As reported by Sky Sports – Benjamin Pavard will “fight as hard as possible” for a move to Manchester United from Bayern Munich, but the clubs are far apart in their valuations.

Talks are ongoing between the clubs, with €30m (£25.9m) regarded as a fair price. However, the transfer will only happen if Harry Maguire leaves Manchester United.

This makes sense, as United currently do not have the funds without sales to purchase the Bayern defender.

Pavard has one year left on his contract, so Bayern ultimately have to make the decision to cash in or let him potentially leave on a free next season.

Erik ten Hag proven correct once again

For the fourth time this window – Erik ten Hag has been proven correct once again.

As reported by the BBC back in May of 2023, Erik ten Hag said Manchester United can attract “quality players” this summer despite uncertainty over the club’s ownership

“I see a big difference in comparison with last year,” Ten Hag said. “Now many players see the project, what’s going on, the dynamic and the ambition.”

To have a World Cup winner playing at the highest level in Germany in a position to fight for a move – it’s safe to say that the Dutch coach has been proven right once more.

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