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‘Are We High?’ ‘We Can Do Better Than That’ Fans Unhappy As United Consider Raid On Chelsea For £50M Defender

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BACK Manchester United are ‘considering’ whether to make a move for Chelsea defender Ben Chilwell, according to the Daily Mail. The Red Devils need ‘competition’ for Luke Shaw and they have identified his fellow England international as a potential target. Considering Chilwell is nearly as injury-prone as Shaw, fans on X are pretty unenthusiastic about the prospect of the left-back making the switch to Old Trafford: Are we high? — Peru Papi (@Rico_0127) July 8, 2024 Why should we buy a younger injury prone player to replace another injury prone player — 🉐 (@KobbieEra) July 8, 2024 The only competition between these two blokes would be who gets to the injury massage table first — James (@jimmermordy) July 8, 2024 No leave him at Chelsea we can do better than that — Jayden (@jaydenl2021) July 8, 2024 No thanks — . (@garnacho17_a) July 8, 2024 We have Shaw and malacia who is batting with injury then we want to add another injury prone player to them 😕😞 — _BAHD_👑 (@KolapoMoney) July 8, 2024 Competition for who gets to the treatment room first? — KW🇾🇪 (@Kyle__Waugh) July 8, 2024 Chilwell’s injury record over the last 4 years is woeful Since Chelsea signed the fullback from Leicester City for £50m in the summer of 2020, he has been sidelined for 103 games. Chilwell has actually spent 530 days on the treatment table, with 11 different injuries, including an ACL and two serious hamstring tears. United were after his teammate last summer Ironically, a year ago, Erik ten Hag’s side were pursuing Chilwell’s left-back rival Marc Cucurella, but a loan deal collapsed before the end of the transfer window. Considering that the Spaniard has had a phenomenal European Championships, you would think that United would consider making a second attempt to sign him, instead of going after Chilwell. Chelsea are said to be open to offloading either player, with the Blues closing in on recruiting Renato Veiga from Swiss side FC Basel as a potential replacement. Watch Football and Sport programmes on Shots! here David Tully David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World’s Football News Network.

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