‘Are We High?’ ‘We Can Do Better Than That’ Fans Unhappy As United Consider Raid On Chelsea For £50M Defender

Manchester United are ‘considering’ whether to make a move for Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell, according to the Daily Mail.

The Red Devils need ‘competition’ for Luke Shaw and they have identified his fellow England international as a potential target.

Considering Chilwell is nearly as injury-prone as Shaw, fans on X are pretty unenthusiastic about the prospect of the left-back making the switch to Old Trafford:

Chilwell’s injury record over the last 4 years is woeful

Since Chelsea signed the fullback from Leicester City for £50m in the summer of 2020, he has been sidelined for 103 games.

Chilwell has actually spent 530 days on the treatment table, with 11 different injuries, including an ACL and two serious hamstring tears.

United were after his teammate last summer

Ironically, a year ago, Erik ten Hag’s side were pursuing Chilwell’s left-back rival Marc Cucurella, but a loan deal collapsed before the end of the transfer window.

Considering that the Spaniard has had a phenomenal European Championships, you would think that United would consider making a second attempt to sign him, instead of going after Chilwell.

Chelsea are said to be open to offloading either player, with the Blues closing in on recruiting Renato Veiga from Swiss side FC Basel as a potential replacement.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.