This one makes a whole lot of sense to us at soccersweep. With further penetration and pace needed in the wide areas The Manchester Evening News, a well-placed observer in all things Manchester United, reckons that the club will pursue their long standing interest in Seamus Coleman this January:
Manchester United will enquire about the availability of Kevin Strootman and Seamus Coleman when the January transfer window opens on Saturday.
With Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young, who started the game against Stoke at right back, both injured of late Louis van Gaal’s options are once more limited in defence. If he wants to continue with wingbacks he can only realistically use the still inconsistent Rafael da Silva there right now.
The Brazilian still has a future at Manchester United but Coleman is an altogether more complete package for the wingback role. He’s solid in defence and tirelessly covers the ground on that right flank – he seems as if he could run up and down it all day.
Add to this a superb delivery and a keen eye for goal and it’s easy to see why Manchester United would be interested. It will not only add depth to the squad but give Rafael the strong competition that he needs if he is going to become a top player and iron out the silly errors.
Let’s see Coleman in action. Manchester United fans: a necessary signing?