The 47-year-old will instead ask United’s transfer hierarchy to switch their attention to other targets.
The report continues that there is interest in Atletico Madrid right-back Kieran Trippier but United want to pay far less than the Spanish club’s £35m valuation.
United feel that competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka would raise his game to the next level, in the same way that Alex Telles’s arrival last summer boosted Luke Shaw’s performances.
However, the potential departure of Paul Pogba could lead to United putting all their efforts into signing a midfield replacement.
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