Manchester United’s current injury problems at right-back may force them into the market on transfer deadline day, reports the Manchester Evening News.
Had Varela not emerged when he did, I’d expect a new right-back to be a far grater priority than it is because we would have no natural right-back fit at all in the squad. Paddy McNair would likely be our only option.
As for what right-backs van Gaal could look at, your guess is as good as ours but because it’s now Transfer Deadline Day, any team would be able to hold United to ransom given that there is so little time left before the window slams shut.
Darmian is easily our first choice right-back in the squad when fit but could that change if another one is brought in by van Gaal to strengthen his squad?