Manchester United are coming off of an impressive summer transfer window and there are very few areas in the squad left which need more additions. One of the few areas which could do with another option though is right-back. Diogo Dalot is doing a great job and has established himself as the starter there but on the other hand, Aaron Wan-Bissaka seems to be completely out of the first-team picture under the management of Erik ten Hag.
Thus, Manchester United could do with someone who could compete with Dalot for the right-back spot and were recently linked with Santiago Arias, who is a free agent at the moment.
While it remains to be seen if Manchester United will end up signing Arias or not, one thing that is for sure is that the Colombian would not be a long-term solution even if he arrives.
One interesting name that Manchester United were linked with in the summer is Benjamin Pavard, with rumours about the French World Cup winner potentially leaving Bayern Munich. And while he did stay on with the German champions, he has not closed the door on an exit in the future. As reported by TEAMtalk, he told Telefoot:
"“I questioned myself. I had calls from different clubs with my agent.“Afterwards, I had the Bayern coach with whom we spoke and with whom we have a good relationship.“He made me understand that I was in his plans, that I was important for the team.“Maybe one day I will go to one of these clubs, you never know what the future holds.“I’m still at [under contract] at Bayern Munich [until 2024]. Afterwards, we have time to project ourselves.”"
Bayern Munich star comments on his future amid Manchester United links
It is safe to say that someone like Pavard could be a decent addition to this Manchester United side.
Not only would he be an option at right-back, but the Frenchman can play in a central defensive role as well, and as a result, his versatility would be a massive boost to the Red Devils as well.
His current deal with Bayern Munich is believed to run till the summer of 2024. Thus, it will be very interesting to see where his long-term future lies. While he has featured quite a lot for the Bavarian giants, you would not describe him as an undroppable for them.