Manchester United are holding back from making a formal bid for Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier, according to reports in the English media.
The Red Devils have been weighing up whether to go ahead with a move for the England international during the January transfer window but the defender’s ten-week ban for betting infringements has complicated matters.
United are keen on adding competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the second half of the season but, with Trippier only becoming available again on March 1st, it means he would miss a whole host of fixtures. Most supporters on Twitter are happy that the club won’t be stepping up their interest in the player:
— Michael (@michaelmufc11) December 26, 2020
If we buy him 🤧 pic.twitter.com/hhTCqxJwQ9
— Mo🥸 (@Ahnice_Mo) December 26, 2020
Need a CB and DM asap none of this RB bs just yet
— Chi 👹 (@MUFCChi) December 26, 2020
there are better RBs ffs
— Ⓜ️ickyy🛑 (@mickyy_utd) December 26, 2020
Stop this nonsense ffs there are better out ther
— IZY ➐. (@Beast_Izy) December 26, 2020
Would prefer lamptey , can defend and attack, today shows we need a rb for cover for awb, or competition even, we either give axel a chance at cb or we loan him out again
— Karl Smith (@tyson010602) December 26, 2020
why are we acting like Trippier is the only RB in the world. such short term planning
— Reds (@RentfreeReds) December 26, 2020
Thank God he is not a footballer.
We have better players and young than Trippier
— Noty Rowsha (@NotyRowsha) December 26, 2020
Probably best we stay away from him
— Mitchell McAllister🏴 (@MitchellMcAlli3) December 26, 2020
Saved by the bet. Terrible potential signing. Better of recruiting a young unknown like they have been doing recently.
— D.P (@MUFC_dp) December 26, 2020
At 30 years of age, Trippier is hardly one for the future, so it was a surprise when news of United’s interest in the fullback first emerged. Whether they will move on to another target, we shall have to wait and see.