Man Utd ‘join transfer race for World Cup and Champions League winner’ but fans say ‘he’s just not needed’
MANCHESTER UNITED fans have been left completely underwhelmed after the Red Devils were linked with a move for Benjamin Pavard.
The Frenchman has been at Bayern Munich for four years and established himself as one of their first-choice full-backs.
AFPPavard arrived at the Allianz Arena from Stuttgart in 2019[/caption]
But reports indicated he could be on his way this summer with clubs enquiring about his availability.
Man United have reportedly joined the queue for the 27-year-old – but fans aren’t best please with the news.
One said on Twitter: “No. Don’t do this.”
Another fan added: “Absolutely not needed.”
While another supporter said: “Why are we always linked with older players?”
German outlet Kicker carried the initial report that Pavard has become of interest to Old Trafford chiefs.
This is despite the fact that United are already well-stocked in full back areas, with Luke Shaw and Tyrell Malacia occupying the left-back area and Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka the main right-backs.
But Pavard comes with pedigree having won the World Cup in 2018 with France and the Champions League with Bayern in 2020.
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He has has made 29 appearances for Bayern this season, scoring four goals and registering a single assist.
His at club level has been far more fruitful than with France, where Pavard was sensationally accused of leaking dressing room information during the World Cup.
Bayern’s season had at one stage appeared to be heading towards a potential treble as the domestic season went into the March international break.
But the baffling decision to sack Julian Nagelsmann and replace him with Thomas Tuchel has been followed by an incredible collapse.
The European powerhouse were quickly knocked out of the Champions League and German Cup and now face losing the league if Dortmund win on the final day of the season.
Bayern have won the last 10 Bundesliga titles.