How to fix Manchester United’s right-wing problems?
It has been a turbulent start to the season for Manchester United and manager Erik Ten Hag, and he faces another problem in the short-term due to a lack of a right-winger.
Jadon Sancho is currently training on his own after refusing to apologise for claiming he is made a “scapegoat” for the longest time, and Ten Hag will not include him in the main squad as a result.
Even though Sancho removed the tweet in question, he has so far refused to back down and believes that he is in the right.
Meanwhile, Antony has stayed back in Brazil amid allegations made by his ex-girlfriend that he assaulted her, and there is no indication when he will be back.
This has left the Red Devils with one right-winger in their ranks, as Amad Diallo is injured, and Ten Hag may have to shuffle his players to cope with the current struggles.21-year-old Facundo Pellistri is the fans’ choice for a short-term solution, as he has impressed as an impact sub in recent games.
The Uruguayan has made six appearances in the Premier League but has never started a game, and Ten Hag could have reservations about using a player without experience.
Left-wingers Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho could swap flanks, or midfielders Bruno Fernandes and Mason Mount could move forward to fill the gap; Fernandes spent a time on the right-wing last season for example.
The other option is to sign a free agent on a short-term contract, with intermediaries offering the likes of Anwar El Ghazi and Oussama Idrissi to United.
El Ghazi spent time at Aston Villa a few years ago and the 28-year-old Dutch winger was most recently at PSV.
Meanwhile, Idrissi has worked with Ten Hag before at Ajax, and the 27-year-old won the Eredivisie with Feyenoord, scoring seven and assisting eight.
Manchester United have had a history of right-winger issues; Cristiano Ronaldo and Mason Greenwood are recent players to have also left the club and until Sancho and Antony returns to training, United could have to rethink their strategies going forward.
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