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Manchester United: Fabrizio Romano hints at right-back signing

Manchester United’s business in the January transfer window may not be completely finished, as they could sign a new right-back if Aaron Wan-Bissaka leaves, Fabrizio Romano has claimed.

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Wan-Bissaka looked certain to leave as he failed to make a single start before the World Cup, but has impressed in recent weeks as he covered in the absence of Diogo Dalot.

This improvement meant that United were no longer prioritising a right-back in January, but they could still move for one if the Englishman leaves the club.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Romano claimed that United could still be active in the market, as Wan-Bissaka will only leave if they can find a replacement.

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“I would keep an eye on a new right-back, only in one case,” Romano stated.

“The case is that Wan-Bissaka leaves the club, because if Man United receive a good proposal for Wan-Bissaka, and keep an eye on two clubs: Wolves and Crystal Palace.

“Now Wan-Bissaka is performing well, it is not an urgent situation for Manchester United, but in case they receive a good proposal, there is still a chance for him to leave the club in January.

“In that case, it’s on Manchester United to bring in a new backup option for Diogo Dalot.”

A deal can wait

Given that Wan-Bissaka is starting to find some form under Erik ten Hag – he received a season-high league match rating of 7.5/10 against Wolves recently (via Sofascore) – it may be wise to see if he can fulfil the potential which made United spend £50m on him in 2019.

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If he can prove himself as a useful option over the next few months, he will save United from having to find a replacement, and if he does not perform well, they can let him go in the summer.

Selling him now runs the risk of a replacement not settling well mid-season, and letting him go whilst he is in good form could come back to bite them later if he becomes successful elsewhere.