Man United enter the battle for 21-year-old Ligue 1 defender

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 9: Vanderson of AS Monaco runs with the ball during the UEFA Champions League Qualification match between PSV Eindhoven and AS Monaco at Philips Stadion on August 9, 2022 in Eindhoven, Netherlands (Photo by Andre Weening/Orange Pictures/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

Man United are ready to rival Barcelona for the signing of Monaco right-back Vanderson. Despite Barcelona and the Red Devils both having approaches rejected during the summer transfer window, both teams will return next year to try and add the Brazilian defender.

The report claims that Les Monegasques would be more open to selling the Brazilian in 2023, but the Blaugrana were quoted nearly £50m during the summer. Dalot has had an impressive start to the campaign for the Red Devils under the Dutch manager, but bringing in more competition for the defender can only be healthy.

Dalot has shown signs of inconsistency in the past, so signing the 21-year-old defender to push him and rotate with him would be smart business. This would potentially spell the end of Wan-Bissaka’s career at Man United, with the ex-Crystal Palace defender struggling to break into the starting eleven so far this campaign.

The Catalan club reportedly wanted the South American defender to replace Sergino Dest, and with Xavi Hernandez failing to secure another target during the summer, they could once again pursue the defender in the coming months. Vanderson left Gremio and moved to France in the winter transfer window.

Last term, he scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists in all tournaments and helped the team keep 7 clean sheets. At Man United, it is clear that the new coach, Erik ten Hag, does not rate Wan-Bissaka. The English defender has warmed the bench under Erik ten Hag and so far, he has only featured for 4 minutes in the PL.