Manchester United: Odds shorten on late January signing – report

Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay are among those to have been sold this month but Manchester United have been very quiet so far in terms of prospective arrivals.

But rumours are abounding about a move for Everton full back Seamus Coleman as the last few hours of the window tick by. That’s because his odds on signing for Manchester United have been slashed to 1/3 by bookmaker Paddy Power.

The Manchester Evening News reports:

Bookmakers have slashed odds on Everton right-back Seamus Coleman joining Manchester United before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

The Republic of Ireland defender is 1/3 to join United on the bookies’ chalkboards, which is the shortest priced transfer of anyone moving today. United insist they are not expecting any late business in the winter window.

Coleman has oft been linked with a move to Manchester United over the years and it’s easy to see why. Because he is a buccaneering wide man who is as indefatigable as he is adventurous.

He’s solid at the back but loves to get forward and has a fierce and accurate whipped cross with his right boot.

The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland international, who made his debut for his country in 2011 and now has 42 caps and one goal, is in his eighth season at Everton.

Signed from Sligo Rovers in 2008 he’s made 240 appearances for the Toffees and scored a really impressive 24 goals. Many a midfielder doesn’t have that sort of Premier League scoring record.

Looking at Manchester United’s squad the right back berth could probably use some strengthening. Antonio Valencia has had a good season there but at 31 he hardly represents the long-term solution. And while Timothy Fosu-Mensah has great potential he is still too inexperienced to be given the spot full-time and he may even end up playing in another position.

So the possibility of a move for the seasoned international is enticing.

Let’s see some of his most marauding moments for club and country. Manchester United fans: would he be a good addition in January or are you happy with the right back options?