Man Utd: £50m Premier League star 'would be good signing' at Old Trafford

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Matty Cash would be a “good signing” for Manchester United this summer, according to journalist Ryan Taylor.

With Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s Old Trafford future currently up in the air, Erik ten Hag could look to sign a right-back and Taylor has suggested the Aston Villa star as a possible replacement.

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Having lost his place in the side in the final months of the season, which saw him restricted to just seven Premier League appearances in 2022, United are prepared to allow Wan-Bissaka to leave when the summer window reopens for business.

According to Sky Sports, United would prefer to sell the ex-Crystal Palace man permanently, but would be willing to loan him out, providing an obligation to buy is included in the deal.

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United have already been linked with Max Aarons following Norwich’s relegation to the Championship, although Taylor reckons that Cash would improve their right-back department, although he has reservations after his recent contract extension.

Cash, who provided as many assists (3) last season as Jadon Sancho, was rewarded for his impressive form for Villa back in April when he penned a new long-term deal with Steven Gerrard’s side.

What did Taylor say about Cash?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “If they’re going to sign a right-back, it needs to be a genuine big improvement.

I think someone like Matty Cash would be a good signing, but he recently signed new deal with Villa, so it would probably cost about £50m nowadays, so it’s a difficult one.”

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How did Cash compare to Wan-Bissaka last season?

According to WhoScored, the duo had identical campaigns, with their respective marks both 6.91.

Wan-Bissaka outperformed Cash defensively, making more blocks (0.7), interceptions (1.7) and tackles (2.5) than the Poland international, whose own figures were 0.4, 1.3 and 2.3.

But while their defensive numbers were generally tight, Cash was streets ahead in terms of attacking output.

Wan-Bissaka might make double the amount of dribbles per 90 minutes (1.8), but the Villa star chipped in with four goals and three assists, compared to the United defender, who failed to contribute to a single goal, although he did make 18 fewer appearances .

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Cash may be better known for what he does going forward, but he was once credited with producing the ‘best tackle ever seen’ by Copa90. Check it out in the video below.

Following a season in which United have looked devoid of confidence, belief and passion, Cash’s full-blooded challenges and offensive flair might be exactly what the Red Devils need to inject some desire back into the team at Old Trafford.

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