Man Utd ‘join transfer race for World Cup and Champions League winner’ but fans say ‘he’s just not needed’
MANCHESTER UNITED fans were left utterly disappointed after the Red Devils were linked with a move from Benjamin Pavard.
The Frenchman has been at Bayern Munich for four years and has established himself as one of the top-choice full-backs there.
However, reports suggested he could be away this summer and clubs have been inquiring about his availability.
Man United have reportedly queued for the 27-year-old – but fans aren’t particularly happy with the news.
One said on Twitter: “No. Do not do that.”
Another fan added, “Absolutely not necessary.”
While another supporter said: “Why are we always associated with older players?”
German branch table football brought the first report that Pavard had become of interest to Old Trafford chiefs.
This is despite the fact that United already have a good line-up at full-back, with Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia at left-back and Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka as the main right-backs.
But Pavard has a pedigree, having won the World Cup with France in 2018 and the Champions League with Bayern in 2020.
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He has made 29 appearances for Bayern this season, scoring four goals and providing a single assist.
He has been far more successful at club level than in France, where Pavard was sensationally accused of leaking dressing room information during the World Cup.
The Bayern season seemed at times headed for a possible treble as the domestic season went into the international break in March.
But the stunning decision to sack Julian Nagelsmann and replace him with Thomas Tuchel was followed by an incredible collapse.
The European powerhouse were quickly knocked out of the Champions League and German Cup and now face losing the league if Dortmund win on the final day of the season.
Bayern have won the last 10 Bundesliga titles.