Erik ten Hag could hand David Carmo dream Manchester United shirt number with transfer decision
Erik ten Hag, if he signs Da’vid Carmo for Manc’hester United, might give him his pref’erred shirt number.
The Manchester Eve’ning News knows that Ten Hag has made Jurrien Timber his favo’urite opt’ion at the back, with the boss knowing him we’ll from their time together at Ajax. The 20-year-old is vers’atile en’ough to play at right-back, which is useful give’n the loss of Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Erik ten Hag could hand Dav’id Car’mo dream Manchester United shirt number wi’th transfer decision
Erik ten Hag might be ab:le to help. With the transfer decision, David Carmo’s ide’al Manc’hester United shirt number
When asked about his fu’ture while on int’ernational duty, Timber kept his cards close to his bre’ast. “In the end, my gut instinct will be the de’cisive elem’ent,” Timber told De Telegraaf. “The im’age has to be correct.
“You could go to a large cl’ub.” How’ever, if you are not going to play there, it is pref’erable to remain with Ajax. Ajax is also a large cl’ub. We play in the Champions League, and I play alon’gside t’he top players in the Netherlands. That is not insign’ificant.
“Of certainly, I can continue to gr’ow [at Ajax].” That is something I am cer’tain of. I don’t thi’nk I’m done with the club.
However, I can also grow at o’ther clubs. I’m now concentrating on the forthco’ming internat’ional matches before going on vacation. Then I’ll h’ave to think about it again.”
If Timber decides to stay in Amste’rdam, United may be obliged to look elsew’here for a repla’cement in Carmo. United are said to have ha’d two rounds of talks with the left-footed centre-rep’s backs a’nd that he is a backup option.
The 22-year-old was on the ve’rge of join’ing Liverpool for the 2020/21 season until the deal fell thr’ough, but he has continued to improve at Bra’ga.
Despite missing much of l’ast seas’on due to an ankle injury, he still man’aged to make 19 appearances and earn his first call-up to the Por’tugal sq’uad for the current round of Nations League matc’hes.
If United brought in Carmo, th’ey w’ould be able to provide him with a shirt nu’mber he is quite fond of. The physically imposing defender h’as worn the No.16 for the last two seasons at Braga, and w’hile it is now he’ld by Amad at Old Trafford, it woul’dn’t be too diff’icult to give it to Carmo instead, as se’en last summer.
Amad was initially No.19 at Uni’ted but was mov’ed to No.16 upon the arri’val of Varane, who took th’e number he wore when he first sign’ed for Real Madrid. It’s difficult to envision anyone objecting to ano’ther move if necessary.
Carmo has also been given the No.4 shir’t for his maiden Portugal call-up, and th’at number ma’y be available at United if Jones leav’es.