Manchester United ‘make their final decision’ on signing a new left-back

Jose Mourinho

Manchester United appear to have ended their interest in signing a new left-back this summer and they are now set to prioritise the recruitment of an experienced central defender to their ranks.

Earlier in May, Juventus’ Alex Sandro had been heavily touted for a move with reports suggesting that a deal could be finalised shortly after the FA Cup final versus Chelsea.

However, things have since not panned the same way and according to M.E.N, Jose Mourinho’s side have shelved their plans to sign a new left-sided defender for the season at the least.

As per the publication, Mourinho is likely to depend on Ashley Young and Luke Shaw for the duties next term and depending on the latter’s performance, the Portuguese may decide whether to pursue a replacement.

Nevertheless, the club appear unlikely to revive their Sandro in the future with suggestions that Mourinho could swoop for the services of young left-back Kieran Tierney from Celtic next summer.

Shaw has recently working his way to fitness in Dubai and the upcoming may make or break his career with United yet to reward with a new contract beyond the summer of 2019.

Young is likely to miss the start of the Premier League amidst his World Cup exploits and Shaw has probably his best opportunity to convince Mourinho that he is the right man to become the first-choice left-back for the long-term.

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