With Manchester United’s injuries beginning to pile up, Louis van Gaal should consider these right-backs as cover for the injured Antonio Valencia.
When Manchester United boosted their squad in the summer, one position that most felt was covered was full-back. The signing of Matteo Darmian from Torino meant that Louis van Gaal had two viable options at right-back, three viable options at left-back plus his multi-functional players too.
Despite this, Matteo Darmian has struggled after an initially excellent start and Antonio Valencia has been ruled out for several months with a ‘heavy’ foot injury. Add to that Luke Shaw’s broken leg and Daley Blind’s form in central defence, van Gaal is suddenly down to the bare bones in those positions.
With the January transfer window approaching soon, here’s a look at potential options for the full-back positions that could help Louis van Gaal in the short and long term.