Manchester United ‘eye summer swoop for Kieran Trippier’ as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees Atletico Madrid man as perfect competition for first-choice right back Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United are already planning ahead to the summer transfer window, where a move to bring defender Kieran Trippier back to the Premier League could be on the cards.

According to The Telegraph, the 30-year-old Trippier has long-term admirers at Old Trafford and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring in some competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The 30-year-old Trippier is in his second season at Atletico Madrid and will have one more year on his present terms in the summer.

Manchester United ‘eye summer swoop for right-back Kieran Trippier’ at Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier is said to have long-term admirers at Manchester United

Manchester United ‘eye summer swoop for right-back Kieran Trippier’ at Atletico Madrid

Trippier would provide United with an attacking back-up for first-choice Aaron Wan-Bissaka

The England international left Tottenham for Diego Simeone’s side in July 2019 for a £20m fee and has played 15 times for Atletico this season, who are top of the LaLiga standings and have two games in hand on second-place Real Sociedad.

He has also won 25 caps on the international stage, with his form keeping Wan-Bisska out of Gareth Southgate’s plans. 

United manager Solskjaer is not said to have any concerns over Wan-Bissaka’s ability at right-back but instead would view Trippier as an attacking alternative for his side.

Wan-Bissaka has been an ever-present for Solskjaer so far, also making 15 appearances to date.

Manchester United ‘eye summer swoop for right-back Kieran Trippier’ at Atletico Madrid

Trippier has made 15 appearances so far this season for Diego Simeone’s Atletico team

Manchester United ‘eye summer swoop for right-back Kieran Trippier’ at Atletico Madrid

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are fifth in the Premier League after beating West Ham on Saturday

Wan-Bissaka and United fought back to defeat West Ham 3-1 in the Premier League on Saturday night, lifting them to fifth place in the standings and five points off the top with a game in hand.

Attention at United has promptly switched to Tuesday’s must-win Champions League clash against RB Leipzig in Germany.

If United are beaten by Julian Nagelsmann’s side, they will be dumped into the Europa League. 

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