Forget Coleman – Here Are 3 Alternatives Manchester United Should Look To Sign This January


It’s already a known development that Manchester United chief Jose Mourinho is interested in landing Everton right-back Seamus Coleman come winter. But there is a huge doubt looming over the transfer given how vital the Irish has been to Koeman’s defence.

The Dutch watched helplessly as Manchester City lured Stones away upon his arrival at the Goodison Park dugout. Chances are he’d put up a fight to prevent Jose from wrestling the veteran full back away from Merseyside, even if it’s for the purported £16million or more.

Provided Manchester United don’t come out tops of this battle, here are 3 alternative right-back targets that could be pursued instead.

João Cancelo

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The 22-year-old Valencia right back will be a perfect fit for Manchester United. Having finally established himself as a member of the La Liga’s side starting XI upon his arrival from Benfica 2 seasons ago, Cancelo’s performances earned him a national team call-up during the September international break.

And he not only put in great efforts in all 3 World Cup qualifiers he has appeared in, he also got a goal in each game. Barcelona and Atletico Madrid have been alerted due to his quality and are planning on raiding the club for the services of the Portuguese.

In all his 7 league games thus far, he has won 8 tackles, made 12 interceptions and 5 clearances. A good dribbler and also defender, Cancelo has no known weakness as he is able to turn in brilliant performances over and over.


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