Manchester United have lost their first choice left back, Luke Shaw, for at least 6 months due to a double fracture in his right leg, to his tibia and fibula.
This leaves Marcos Rojo as United’s only player who has regularly played at left back, and that’s only for Argentina. During his domestic career, Rojo has almost always played as a centre back.
Matteo Darmian did pretty well against Sunderland, in left defence, and showed that he can use both feet if needed. Ashley Young is also capable of filling in but, the Red Devils do need a qualified player to fill the void.
3 players have been named as Manchester United targets to fill in at left back until Shaw’s return.
The first being 22 year old Morgan Fox, from Charlton Athletic, in the Championship. Fox has recently broken into the Welsh international team and, has 1 goal and 4 assists in 51 Charlton appearances.
The next United target is another Championship player, Charlie Taylor of Leeds United. Also aged 22, this left defenseman has scored 3 and assisted 3 in 38 Leeds games. He has also spent over 50 games away, on loan, to various other lower Football League sides.
The third target is Aaron Creswell of West Ham United. Valued at about £5.5 million, the English left back is the most experienced of the 3 targets. Now aged 25, he has played 53 games in the Premier League, managing to contribute 2 goals and 6 assists for the Irons.
The back up to Luke Shaw, during pre-season, was Tyler Blackett, who has been loaned out for the season, to Celtic.