Date: 6th October 2021 at 5:20pm
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was heavily criticised for his team selection after his side’s 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday. 

The Norwegian chose to leave both Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba on the bench, alongside Jadon Sancho, and was left to rue his side’s missed chances as both Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial squandered opportunities.

Solskjaer was quick to defend his decision, citing Ronaldo’s age as the primary reason for leaving the Portuguese on the bench.

Now, it appears that the former Cardiff City manager is already looking ahead to the next transfer window, and is hoping to bolster his options in one of his problem areas.

As per 90min, Solskjaer is on the lookout for a right-back to provide competition for places with Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The Englishman has been one of United’s standout performers since arriving from Crystal Palace two years ago, but hasn’t been at his best so far this season.

United’s only other senior option in the position, Diego Dalot, has also struggled when called upon this season, particularly when he came up against Arnaut Danjuma in United’s victory over Villarreal a week ago.

Brandon Williams, who had played a bit-partrole during each of the past two seasons, is on loan at Norwich City this term.

The report suggests that United have identified two players who could fulfil the role, Rangers’ Nathan Patterson and Norwich City’s Max Aarons.

The 19-year-old Scot, who has already represented his national side three times at senior level, has impressed for Steven Gerrard’s side and is reportedly being chased by as many as 12 clubs from all over Europe.

Everton were linked with the player during the summer, but a move never materialised.

Now, it appears that Solskjaer has identified the teenager as a potential target with a bright future ahead of him.

Aarons was a standout performer during Norwich’s last Premier League campaign.

The other name on United’s radar, Aarons, is now in his second full Premier League season having also been the Canaries’ first choice right-back when they were last in the top flight two years ago.

The 21-year-old was heavily linked with a number of England’s top clubs after impressing two seasons ago, and has also impressed so far this term.

Neighbours Manchester City are also reportedly monitoring Aarons, who has been capped 12 times by England under-21s.

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