Date: 13th September 2023 at 11:10am
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Manchester United travel to the south coast to face Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. 

The Red Devils have endured a shaky start to the new Premier League season, winning twice and losing twice – against Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

That run of form has left United 11th in the table, and they now face a high-flying Seagulls side that have been impressive ever since Roberto De Zerbi took charge last year.

In the meantime, United have reportedly been quoted a significant sum for one of their defensive targets.

As per Football Insider, Brentford will demand a fee in excess of £35 million for full-back Rico Henry.

The Englishman emerged as a surprise target for United towards the end of the recent transfer window, but they were unable to agree a deal with the Bees.

Henry has emerged as a target for Manchester United

Despite this, the report claims that the Red Devils could revisit a potential move next year, although they will have to pay more than £35 million to land the player.

Henry, 26, joined Brentford from Football League side Walsall back in 2016 and has since made more than 200 appearances for the club.

He played a pivotal role in helping Thomas Frank’s side achieve promotion to the top flight in 2021, and has since made 75 Premier League appearances.

The ex-England youth international emerged as a target for United when they were on the hunt for a new left-back following injuries to both Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia.

United instead signed Sergio Reguilon on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, but could reignite their interest in Henery when the Spaniard returns to North London.

Despite interest from a number of clubs including United, the report claims that Henry is currently happy at Brentford and, with his contract running until 2026, the West London outfit are under very little pressure to sell the defender.

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