With Manchester United’s dwindling defensive personnel, tides might turn for Van Gaal to shop for a defender sooner than expected. Would the United manager look to booster his right back option, seeing that there is only one tested right back presently in the team. Yes, we can always feel players like Smalling, and probably Valencia would do a decent job. Can they be relied on for a long period if injuries should come for Rafael Da Silva? This is where the Dutch manager might be forced to check the possibility of adding a good right back for his plan B.
And he might be looking no further than Everton right back, Seamus Coleman. According to many reports, Manchester United could sign the Irish man who is reportedly available for 20 million pounds. Since the Irishman’s bust into the Everton team a little above a year ago, he has shown to be an effective personnel for the Tofees. From taking up defensive responsibilities to sending in crosses that translate to assists, and also getting goals for the team, Coleman will definitely be a very efficient player to rely on. Who wouldnt like a defender that that assists and score goals? Rafael attacks too. And at least I remember seeing the Brazilian score some goals for the Red Devils.
Would Everton be willing to sell? Martinez has already made comments, saying things like ‘Coleman is the best right back in the world’. So, would he want to part with him? No. Would Everton consider selling? Yes, for the right price. Inflated or not. Then, would Coleman himself want to play for the Old Trafford outfit? Why wouldn’t he? Just like Luke Shaw, if United should initiate a tap up, the player will immediately get so emotional about the possibility so much so that the club will have no option than to communicate with him.
But United should hold on just yet! Even Chelsea has a eye on the gem. With the London outfit having Azpilicueta and Ivanovic to fill in the post, they can as well decide to add the Irishman to their ranks. This would mean Ivanovic slotting back to his favoured centre back position. John Terry is likely to make way anytime soon, leaving the pair of Tim Cahill and the Serb as reliable personnel to bank on. And with the Chelsea manager, José, known for the uncanny attitude of going for players his rivals go for, let’s just hope United will not be surprised with twists along the line. Louis Van Gaal has already showed he can get his desired candidate anytime he wants, since he has been assured that funds are available at his disposal. Coleman would definitely be a good addition to the resources at Old Trafford. He would smile, and the club will definitely smile too.