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Man United target Trippier to solve creativity issues at right-back

Manchester United are considering a move to bring Kieran Trippier back to the Premier League as the club look to solve their creativity issues at right-back.

Tripper signed for Atletico Madrid from Tottenham in 2019 and has impressed since making the move to Spain, becoming a key figure in Diego Simeone’s side who have made a brilliant start to the new season.

Atletico are currently unbeaten in the league this season and have won their past seven fixtures in succession, leading the title race by a point from Real Sociedad with two games in hand on their closest rivals.

Tripper has started each of the club’s 10 fixtures during the current campaign and has provided three assists, though according to Sky Sports, United are monitoring the right-back’s situation ahead of a potential move.

Trippier is entering the final 18 months on the contract he signed when moving to the Spanish capital last year, with the Red Devils reportedly keen on the England international as they bid to strengthen their defensive options.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer secured the signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace in 2019 and the youngster has been a first-choice since his arrival, though the 23-year-old has provided just one goal and four assists in 44 league appearances since moving to Old Trafford.

Trippier’s arrival would add increased attacking impetus and provide some much-needed depth, the departure of Diogo Dalot during the summer leaving Timothy Fosu-Mensah as the only cover at right-back.

The 30-year-old remains a valued member of the England squad and it remains to be seen whether he would be keen on a return to the Premier League, though a move to United could appeal for the Bury-born star who came through the youth ranks at Manchester City.

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