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Manchester United tipped to pursue Norwich City’s Max Aarons whilst Solskjaer cannot see reason in league suspension

Manchester United tipped to pursue Norwich City’s Max Aarons whilst Solskjaer cannot see reason in league suspension

United tracking Aarons

Manchester United are reportedly tracking the progress of Norwich City full-back and England youth international Max Aarons. Aarons had been linked with a move across the continent during the summer window, including a surprising rumour tipping him to join Barcelona, before the Catalan club decided to sign Ajax defender Sergino Dest.

Their link to Aarons comes as an intriguing one, considering the fact that Manchester United already boast a quality right-back in Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The Red Devils paid a reported £50 million fee to sign the former Crystal Palace man, who had impressed early in his fledgling Eagles career.

It would therefore be slightly strange for Aarons to decide to move to Old Trafford, in the knowledge that there would be significant competition for regular minutes. At 20 years of age, Aarons is only just over 2 years younger than Wan-Bissaka.

United also have youngster Brandon Williams on their books, who can play as a backup on either the right or left-hand side of defence. At such a young age, development can only truly be achieved through regular game-time, and a move to the northwest would therefore not be recommended for the Norwich starlet.

Solskjaer speaks out

Amid an increase in Covid-19 infections, resulting in the postponement of two Premier League fixtures this week, suggestions of a possible suspension of all top-flight action in England has mounted over recent days.

However, Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken out, and does not see why such a course of action would be beneficial.

“It’s not something I’ve thought about a lot. I think our players have been really good in following protocols and rules,” Solskjaer said.

Manchester United tipped to pursue Norwich City’s Max Aarons whilst Solskjaer cannot see reason in league suspension

Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaves after the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and Manchester United at Selhurst Park in south London on July 16, 2020. – Manchester United won the game 2-0. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / POOL / AFP)

“That’s part of the job here, that we as clubs follow the protocols given. I can’t see the benefit in having a circuit break, whatever it’s going to be called. Because when are we going to play the games? We all know this year is so difficult, but I don’t think stopping the games is going to make a big, big change.”

The Premier League has now confirmed that any potential suspension will not occur in the near future, with the league body confident that fixtures will continue as scheduled.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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