Manchester United renewed its interest in Villarreal defender Pau Torres.
Torres has been in excellent shape for the Spanish club this season, and Manchester United have been a long-term admirer of the defender. He has also become a regular player with Spain in the past few years, making 17 appearances.
to me 90 minutesTorres was on Manchester United’s shortlist when he was looking for a defender last summer, and held talks with the club before opting to sign Raphael Varane.
The report also claims that Manchester United are still interested in the 25-year-old defender, but the final decision will rest with a potential new manager. The centre-half, midfielder and striker are said to be the three main areas Manchester United want to target this summer.
Torres has the advantage of being left-handed, which is what many managers pursue these days. With the increase in managers playing a three-defense system, the need for a left-footed option has become apparent.
An example is Tottenham, who plays left-back Ben Davies as a central defender, due to his being left-handed. Antonio Conte has other options to choose from, but he picks a left-back on a normal centre-back.
Even clubs that do not play with three central defenders like to have a left-handed player in defence, because it is more natural for them to receive the ball with their strong foot and take it in their stride.