Man Utd revive transfer interest in Kieran Trippier with Solskjaer 'unhappy' with Aaron Wan-Bissaka's attacking output
MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly in the hunt for Kieran Trippier as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to improve his options at right-back.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was the only natural option for the position throughout the 2020-21 season and the Red Devils manager is said to have reservations about relying on the 23-year-old.
According to Manchester Evening News, the incumbent's offensive output disappointed Solskjaer.
The stats do not favour Wan-Bissaka, who has long been seen as a primarily defensive player.
For example, fellow full-back Luke Shaw completed more than half his tally of key passes (72 to 31) and contributed one more assist (five to four) in the recent Premier League campaign.
Therefore United are reportedly looking at Trippier as a signing who could offer something different and help break defences down.
Atletico Madrid signed the 30-year-old from Tottenham two years ago and he was a regular in the Spaniards' LaLiga title win.
But he is out of contract in 2022 and a fee well below the £20million that Atleti paid for him is thought to be enough to tempt a sale.
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It is said that Manchester-born Trippier is already making arrangements to return to England and be closer to his family.
And interest in his services could increase if he stars for England at Euro 2020.
On Wednesday, the ex-Manchester City defender showed his versatility by switching to the left side of defence for the 1-0 win over Austria.
Trippier recently played down any talk of leaving Madrid and expressed his delight at making the squad despite fears he would be forgotten while playing abroad.
He said: "I'm enjoying myself so much out there.
"I'm just fully focused on doing the best I can for my club. I'm absolutely delighted I won the title out there.
I'm enjoying myself, loving it, my family are enjoying it, there's sunshine every single day.
"People might not focus on me as much because I'm out there in Spain, the Premier League is the Premier League.
"But I'm enjoying myself, loving it, my family are enjoying it, there's sunshine every single day so I just need to keep doing as well as I can for Atletico.
"I'm delighted I've done that and now I'm part of England. I know Gareth watches the games along with his staff.
"So for me it's just about doing as well as I can at the highest level to try to be selected for as long as I can with the national team."
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