Paris Saint-Germain full-back Thomas Meunier has admitted that if he were to move to the Premier League, Manchester United would be his preferred choice. He reveals that he dreams about playing for Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho is expected to be given a huge transfer budget this summer to bolster in preparation for a Premier League title charge next season.
And while Antoine Griezmann has been touted as a potential arrival, the Manchester United boss will also been keen to strengthen his defence.
United have the third best defence in the league and Antonio Valencia has proven to be Mourinho’s most consistent performer at right-back.
Valencia, 31, has a deal until June 2018, but there’s no doubt Jose Mourinho will be looking at alternative options with the former Wigan man coming to the end of his time at Old Trafford and Matteo Darmian looking likely to move on in the summer.
But Darmian has struggled to prove himself as an able deputy in the full-back position in Valnecia’s absence.
And Meunier’s latest comments could put United ahead of the queue should they express an interest in the Belgium international.
“I have always said that one day, I would like to play in the Premier League,” Meunier told Belgian outlet DH.
“I’m very happy in Paris and if I finish my vareer there, it won’t be a disappointment, far from it. But, if one day, I had to leave Paris, why not?”
“On the other side of the Channel, there are the stadiums, the fans, and I’ve never hidden that I’m a big fan of Manchester United, which remains, in my eyes, the real reference in the world of football.” – he said.
When asked about potentially replacing Antonio Valencia at Old Trafford , Meunier replied: “Ah, but you forgot about Antonio Valencia. He’s quite the player. Plus, I’m pretty sure he’s just extended his contract by a year.”