By Paul Robinson

4th Nov, 2021 | 6:45am

Man United could sign Trippier in January after what he's told his friends - pundit

Man United may re-ignite their pursuit of Kieran Trippier ahead of the January transfer window.

That is the view of former Spurs and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to change formation after the 5-0 defeat to Liverpool.

The Red Devils opted to play three at the back for the second consecutive game at Atalanta on Tuesday night.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka has started both games at right wing-back but has been widely criticised for his offensive output.

United held talks over signing Trippier, 31, in the summer and the deal was close enough at one stage that Football Insider revealed he told friends he expected to sign.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if a move could be re-ignited in light of United’s formation change, Robinson said:

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“There’s the potential for them to go back in for Trippier in January if Solskjaer is going to stick with that system.

Trippier is the perfect player for that system. We all know he is great at both attacking and defending. He’s been doing particularly well in Spain.

“It is very early to talk about Man United sticking to a system that has paid dividends once in two games.

“But if it’s true, and Trippier does want to return to England, he’d be the ideal signing for United.”

Trippier has made 13 appearances for Atletico Madrid across all competitions this season.

In January, he will have 18 months left on his contract in the Spanish capital.

In other news, a pundit has claimed Jadon Sancho ‘is in trouble’ at Man United after a ‘worrying’ development.