In Focus: Max can solve problem position at Manchester United

As reported by The Daily Mail, Manchester United are showing interest in Augsburg left-back Philipp Max ahead of the January transfer window.

What’s the story?

The left-back position has been a problem for Jose Mourinho all season, failing to find a permanent solution despite the emerging form of Ashley Young. Adding competition to that area would serve the United squad well and with a transfer window just around the corner, it’s the perfect to make such a signing.

One player who could do the job for United is Augsburg defender Philipp Max, a left-back impressing in the Bundesliga this term.

The Daily Mail say he’s on Jose Mourinho’s radar, with United sending scouts to track his progress alongside Premier League rivals Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

Who is he?

A regular for Augsburg, who are chasing a European qualification position in the German top-flight this season, Max has been in excellent form and is potentially on the brink of his first senior German national team cap.

He’s scored one and provided eight assists from left-back so far this term, an excellent contribution from a defender, clearly demonstrating he isn’t afraid to get forward and support his attacking teammates. It’s fair to say that’s a style that would go down a treat at Old Trafford.

He may not have big club experience, but producing consistently in Germany demonstrates he could be ready for such a move and with United looking for a permanent long-term solution in the position, he could be a fantastic choice.

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