Manchester United should have signed Kieran Trippier instead of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
That’s the view of former scout and Everton director of football Steve Walsh.
Walsh was instrumental in Leicester’s title-winning season, with the scout helping the Foxes land N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez.
The Red Devils, meanwhile, have struggled in the transfer market in recent years as United eye a title challenge.
United spent around £150m in the summer, with Wan-Bissaka, Harry Maguire and Daniel James heading to Old Trafford.
The trio have impressed under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.
However, Walsh has hit out at United landing Wan-Bissaka, claiming the Red Devils should have signed former Tottenham ace Trippier instead.
“United have made a lot of signings,” Walsh told The Athletic.
“Look at £50 million for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
“Now, perhaps it is too early and he will improve, but my eyes tell me when he gets the ball he is not the best.
“He is a good athlete and very quick, strong, and a good defender, but United don’t need a good defender, they need someone who can play, get on the ball.
“If I had been at United, I would have said, ‘Put your £50 million away, go and get Kieran Trippier for half that.
“He is an England international. He isn’t a great defender or a physical specimen, but he can play right-back and get the ball in early and you have strikers who can score goals.’