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Man Utd signing this versatile 27-year-old for free would inject the right-back unit with experience and solidity

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Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier in action. (Getty Images)

Why Man United must sign Thomas Meunier at the earliest

Manchester United signed one of the best right-backs in the Premier League during the summer.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has impressed since making his debut for the Red Devils and seems to be one of the smartest signings of the season so far.

The former Crystal Palace star is also an England international and should face competition from Diogo Dalot and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.


However, all three are extremely young and the Red Devils could do with some experience in this area of the defence.

United need to move for Meunier

Thomas Meunier has been one of the stalwarts at Paris Saint-Germain despite the club buying big names such as Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani in recent years.

The Belgian defender had been linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer but ended up remaining at the French giants (h/t Metro).

The 27-year-old is out of a contract at the end of the season, and United need to make a move for the versatile star.

Meunier is a decent right-back to have in the team thanks to his wealth of experience. The Belgian has played in the midfield during his stints in Belgium, and he could do a similar job for the Red Devils too.

Manchester United have a decent midfield but they can always do with more talent joining the team.

The Red Devils need players who can provide cover for several positions, and Meunier fits that requirement perfectly.

United do have Ashley Young who can play as the right-back but the Englishman has been forced to play on the other side of the defence for a few years.

Ashley Young

Meunier could be a free agent at the end of the season and would be one of the smarter signings for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if they can land him in January.

Dalot needs time to improve after his move last season while Fosu-Mensah is in a similar boat.

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Should Wan-Bissaka pick up an injury, United will face a lot of issues in replacing him in the first-team.


Meunier might not be the player that grabs the headlines at PSG but he is a quality defender for the French side.

The Belgian has tons of experience under his belt and his versatility would be of great use to Manchester United.