United Weighing Up Shock Swoop For Leeds Midfield Anchor Man After Two Scouting Trips

United Weighing Up Shock Swoop For Leeds Midfield Anchor Man After Two Scouting Trips

Manchester United are considering a move for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips, according to reports in the English media. The 23-year-old is being lined up as a target for next summer.

It is being reported that two of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom staff have already gone to see the midfielder play in person. Assistant manager Mike Phelan saw him play in the 1-0 win over Birmingham City last weekend.

First-team coach Kieran McKenna then made the trip to see Phillips against Preston as the Whites drew 1-1 on Tuesday night.


The midfield anchor man has become a key part of Marcelo Bielsa’s team since the Argentinian’s arrival as manager in 2018, having played 62 games over the past two seasons.

It has led to a lot of interest from Premier League teams, with Tottenham reportedly having a sizeable bid rejected for Phillips before the midfielder signed a new five year contract back in September.