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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.’

“It is common sense.”

Trippier quit Tottenham in the summer to test himself at Atletico Madrid.

The England international has impressed under Diego Simeone in Spain.

Trippier, 29, has started ten La Liga games this time out, chipping in with one assist.

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