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Mourinho summer target Cedric should be replaced by Valery for Man United clash

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Mourinho summer target Cedric should be replaced by Valery for Man United clash

Cedric Soares has been out of form this season despite being linked with Manchester United in the summer. Southampton should replace him with Yan Valery when Man United visit.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho made full-back a priority position last summer and Southampton defender Cedric Soares was considered.

According to The Manchester Evening News, Cedric was a target for the Red Devils before they signed Diogo Dalot.

But following the Portugal international’s poor start to the season, it looks like Manchester United may have dodged a bullet.

The 27-year-old’s form has been below-par this season and Southampton have also been disappointing.

With the Saints in the relegation zone and Mark Hughes fighting for his job, Southampton host Man United this Saturday in the Premier League’s late kick-off.

 

This should have been Cedric’s chance to show Mourinho just how good he can be ahead of a potential January move.

Man United still haven’t sorted out the right-back position and with Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia ageing, Cedric could have staked a claim.

But the 27-year-old has been so poor this season that he should be replaced for the game.

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It could be time to give young right-back Yan Valery a start after he impressed with a composed display in the EFL Cup.

The 19-year-old’s senior debut in midweek has prompted calls for him to replace under-performing right-back Cedric in the Premier League side.

And with Hughes needing to do something radical to shake things up and get a result, the Frenchman could get the nod ahead of former Man United target Cedric.

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