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The 3 players on Manchester United’s transfer wishlist this week

The trio could be the answer to United’s prayers

Manchester United have narrowed their search for a fullback down to just three players as they look to find cover for Luke Shaw before the transfer deadline on Friday, while they are also keen on adding another midfielder to their ranks.

The Red Devils have been handed a major blow after it emerged that Shaw has picked up a hamstring injury that will leave him sidelined for some time, with backup left-back Tyrell Malacia also still recovering from an injury that he picked up at the end of last season.

This issue forced Erik ten Hag to utilise Diogo Dalot at left-back in their 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest, but there is hope that a new defender will arrive before the clash with Arsenal this weekend.

To fill the void, the Red Devils are seeking an emergency loan and have earmarked three options that could be available in the final week of the window, including two from fellow Premier League clubs.

Chelsea outcast Marc Cucurella leads that list, with United in talks with the Blues over a potential loan move for the Spaniard, who is yet to feature this season for Mauricio Pochettino and is likely to be shipped off in the coming windows.

Also on their radar is Tottenham’s Sergio Reguilon, who is also yet to experience Premier League life under new coach Ange Postecoglu and has both Destiny Udogie and Ben Davies ahead of him in the pecking order.

Finally, Marcos Alonso is another last resort option, with Barcelona open to offers for the Spaniard following the emergence of Alejandro Balde last season.

United are also set to sign Altay Bayindir this week to replace the outgoing Dean Henderson, and wish to use the funds generated by the Englishman to target a midfielder before the transfer deadline.

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Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.

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