Manchester United’s link with several exciting left-backs has become a running theme, as a sequel to a long-term injury suffered by regular left-back Luke Shaw in last Tuesday’s Champions League group stage opening defeat to PSV Eindhoven.
Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor and Barcelona defender Adriano are just two of the players been eyed by the Red Devils as a replacement for Shaw and now, another target has emerged.
A report form the Metro is claiming that United are eyeing the £15m transfer of West Ham United left-back Aaron Cresswell. The 25-year old was one of the Hammers’ top performers in the 2014-15 season impressing with his marauding runs up the left flank and the Liverpool-born defender has continued his brilliant performances for his current side this season.
Shaw suffered a horrific leg break during the midweek and is expected to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Boss Louis van Gaal is now looking to quickly plug the gap and has pinpointed Cresswell as an ideal option, with a bid expected to be lodged in January.
West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan confirmed to the Mirror earlier this week that the Hammers may have to sell in January after spending heavily in the summer. Rumours of United’s interest in luring Cresswell away from the Boleyn ground could now unsettle fans of the East London club.
Meanwhile, it has been claimed that van Gaal will choose Argentinian defender Marcos Rojo to continue at left-back in the absence of Shaw, and that plot will start today when the Red Devils take on Southampton at the St Mary’s Stadium.