Erik ten Hag sets his sight on a new right-back for Man United

Due to the likelihood that Aaron Wan Bissaka would depart Manchester United, Erik ten Hag is eager to bolster his team’s right-back depth to compete with Diogo Dalot.

In an effort to give right-back Diogo Dalot some competition, Manchester United are preparing a surprise move for Max Aarons.

With Aaron Wan-Bissaka firmly out of favor, the Portugal international has established himself as the first choice in that position after starting every game under Ten Hag this year.

In Sunday’s 1-0 victory over West Ham, the Red Devils won their fourth straight home clean sheet thanks in large part to a fantastic effort by Dalot.

Wan-Bissaka, meanwhile, has only seen action with the first team for four minutes so far this year, and it doesn’t appear that he has a bright future with the Red Devils.

Wan-Bissaka, who formerly played for Crystal Palace, has missed the last two months due to a back ailment, but he might be headed out the door in the January transfer window.

Ten Hag is now looking for a new right-back, and according to the Sun, United are keeping an eye on Aarons of Norwich City.

The Red Devils have long admired Aarons, and they were one of eight clubs to watch the 22-year-old play against Germany in September at Bramall Lane.

Aarons, who the Championship club values at roughly £10 million, has a little over 18 months left on his current contract and might be made available for a discount in January.

He has appeared 17 times for Norwich this year as they attempt a direct promotion back to the Premier League.

Aarons an interesting client of former United defender Rio Ferdinand, has previously advocated for the Red Devils to sign the player.

At the New Era Global Sports agency, where athletes like Michael Keane and Ben Godfrey are represented, Ferdinand is Aarons’ mentor.

Ferdinand said the following last summer while hosting his Vibe with FIVE YouTube show: “Someone like Max Aarons could be compared to Chris Smalling in that they are brought in and immediately have an effect.

They might not be direct starters right away, but they stay there for ten years, have a great career, and have an impact on the team on several levels.”

Aaron’s previously discussed his continuous friendship with Ferdinand while being represented by Darren Dein, the important son of former Arsenal and Football Association vice-chairman David Dein.

Aarons told the Pink Un, “I’ve known Rio since I first began playing professionally, and he, along with another guy he works closely with there, just their visions and what they have in store for me—how they can better me on the pitch as well.

Just tiny pieces here and there. He’s one of the greatest defenders to ever play the game, so to have someone like that in your corner and to get guidance from is just amazing for me,” the player said.