Manchester United warned against signing Atletico Madrid defender Trippier
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Manchester United warned against signing Atletico Madrid defender Trippier

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes his former club should not recruit Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier. 

Trippier has been linked with a move to United this summer with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said to be keen to bring in a player to provide competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka at the right-back. However, Ferdinand doesn't feel the England international fits the profile adding the club should not sign him

Speaking to Metro, Rio said, "I don’t think they’d buy someone to come in and play [every week], I think whoever’s coming in there is going to be playing backup."

"They spent £50m on Wan-Bissaka, not to be a backup or No.2. He [Trippier] wouldn’t be my choice if I’m honest, but I see the qualities he has."

"But Trippier definitely wouldn’t be my choice in terms of the profile of player that I’d be bringing in to play as a No.2 right-back."

The 30-year-old left Tottenham in 2019 and signed for Madrid. He already has a La Liga winners medal after Madrid secured the league in the 2020/21 campaign. 

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