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Benjamin Pavard frustrated at Bayern Munich, Manchester United could revive transfer interest

Ten Hag has spoken of his desire to add to the right back slot and Pavard could fit the bill

by Ayantan Chowdhury

Manchester United are currently on an five-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League and that has propelled them to fifth place in the table, only three points behind third-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand.

Erik ten Hag‘s philosophy is starting to take shape and the recruits the club have brought in over the summer has played a huge role in United’s run.

The Dutch boss had a lot to do when given the role — from improving a leaky defence to hiring dominant midfielders and finally getting under-performing stars back to their best.

Dalot shining

The defensive signings have proved to be a game-changer with Lisandro Martinez quickly becoming a fan-favourite while midfielders Casemiro and Christian Eriksen have become invaluable to the team’s style of play.

The work is not done yet with attacking reinforcements required urgently considering the injury problems of Anthony Martial and Cristiano Ronaldo‘s uncertain future.

Another problem position for the Red Devils is the right full-back slot. Diogo Dalot has firmly established himself as the undisputed starter, having started all games this campaign.

He has no viable alternatives with Ten Hag not the biggest fan of Aaron Wan-Bissaka who has played only four minutes this campaign.

“I have to mention, I think a club like Man Utd need two good full-backs because we have a lot of games to cover,” Ten Hag told Sky Sports while discussing the merits of Dalot.

And that has meant the 20-time English champions are actively looking for the right-profile for the right back slot. And if recent reports are to be believed, one of their former transfer targets could potentially come back into the picture.

Pavard in, AWB out?

Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard was actively considering a switch in the summer after the Bavarian giants landed Matthijs De Ligt.

But the Frenchman ended up staying but SPORT 1 are now reporting that the defender is showing ‘frustration’ at his current situation.

The 26-year-old has started 11 times in 17 games this campaign, playing the full match only eight times. And that has not gone down well with the player who feels he should be on the pitch more.

The new arrivals of De Ligt and Noussair Mazraoui have further complicated matters and “neither the club nor the player are very interested in extending” the player’s contract which runs until 2024.

And that could once again force the World Cup winner to “give serious thought” to leaving and United could be back in for him if Ten Hag sees him as the missing link in his squad. His versatility could be another major boon as Pavard can play in the centre of defence as well.

He is currently valued at €30million by Transfermarkt and if the player pushes for a move, he could be available for even cheaper. If the Reds can offload Wan-Bissaka for a healthy amount, a move for Pavard could be in the offing.

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