Despite the heavy rumors linking him with a move to Manchester United this summer, Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier could be staying back at the club and play for the Spanish La Liga title holders this new season. Trippier was linked with a move to and expected to join the Red Devils this summer as United manager Olé Gunnar Solksjær was said to be keen to sign the England international right-back in a bid to bolster his squad this summer but after failing to agree with the high transfer demands of the Spanish club, United have backed out of the plans they initially had to sign the defender, according to reports from multiple sources.


United’s second-choice right-back Diogo Dalot was reportedly expected to seal a permanent move to Italian Serie A giants AC Milan this summer after spending last season there on loan but with United having a hard time trying to convince Atletico to lower their transfer demands, they decided to hold on to Portuguese defender instead and hope he can serve as a trusted back-up option to the impressive first-choice option Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The fact that Trippier is already 30 and Atletico are demanding a fee as high as £30 million for him are two major reasons why Manchester United pulled out of the race to sign the England man and the Red Devils will now head into the new season knowing that they have Dalot and Wan-Bissaka as their main right-back options, with Brandon Williams a useful third-choice option unless he leaves the club on loan this summer.

United kick off their campaign on Saturday in the Premier League with a home fixture against Leeds United and they will be hoping they can start the new season with a crucial win at the weekend.