Manchester United interested in signing Everton’s Seamus Coleman

Manchester United interested in signing Everton’s Seamus Coleman

Manchester United are considering a move for Everton right-back Seamus Coleman.

Sky Sports report that Louis van Gaal is keen on signing Coleman to fix the problem which he currently has in the right-back position.

Rafael’s continued injury problems meant that winger Antonio Valencia filled in as a makeshift defender for effectively the whole season and although he didn’t do too badly in the role, United are in real need of an established right-back.

Van Gaal’s style of football very much relies on overlapping full-backs to create width and that’s not something Valencia offers any more, so a new signing in that position is crucial to how effective United will be in a 4-3-3 formation next season.

Coleman, 26, is one of a number of right-backs who’ve been linked to United alongside the likes of Barcelona’s Dani Alves and Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne.

With nine Premier League goals in the last two season, Coleman certainly has a goalscoring threat but there is plenty of debate over his overall quality as a rounded full-back and whether he is who United should be considering signing.

We want to know your thoughts…

Is Coleman the best choice for United in the right-back position or should Van Gaal be looking elsewhere?

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