Manchester United line up world-class Shaw replacement

By Mark Peters IN General,La Liga,Premier League,Transfers - 19:45 Jun 29th 2017

Luis Antonio Valencia, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof are likely to form three-quarters of Jose Mourinho’s preferred defensive unit for next season, but question marks remain over the future of Luke Shaw.

For whatever reason, the England international doesn’t appear to feature prominently in his manager’s thinking, so a new left-back is expected to walk through the doors at Old Trafford this summer.

According to reports in the Daily Express, Jordi Alba is a player who remains firmly on Manchester United’s radar, with the club said to be talking to Barcelona about the possibility of signing him.

JORDI ALBA

A swashbuckling full-back in the mould of Roberto Carlos, the 28-year-old was not a guaranteed starter for the Catalan giants last term, thus increasing optimism that he might be available for the right price.

In his five seasons at Camp Nou, the Spanish international has been involved in a clean sheet roughly once every 2.5 games in La Liga, as well as getting forward to score four goals:

Jordi Alba
POS: DEFAGE: 28Y 3M
HEIGHT: 5FT 5INWEIGHT: 10ST 9LB
GAMES
CLEAN
SHEETS
GOALS
12/13
Barcelona
29
5
2
13/14
Barcelona
15
7
14/15
Barcelona
27
14
1
15/16
Barcelona
31
17
16/17
Barcelona
26
8
1
TOTAL
128
51
4

He has also developed the sort of winning mentality that Mourinho is looking to build at Old Trafford, collecting 11 pieces of silverware with his current employers.

One of the 28-year-old’s many successes came in the Champions League back in 2015 and this is a competition in which he also boasts valuable experience:

Jordi
Alba
versusJordi
Alba
DEFPOSITIONDEF
28Y 3MAGE28Y 3M
5FT 5INHEIGHT5FT 5IN
10ST 9LBWEIGHT10ST 9LB
 
LL | BCN | | BCN | CL
08/12 - 06/1708/12 - 06/17
117
STARTS
38
10522
MINS
PLAYED
3299
4
GOALS
SCORED
2
F
3
GOALS
HEAD/FOOT
23
ASSISTS
3
51
CLEAN
SHEETS
15
111
GOALS
AGAINST
38
95
MINS PER
GOALS A
87
7
TOTAL
1

Dining at the top table of European football around eight times per season on average, Alba has played a part in keeping 15 clean sheets, whilst the 23 assists that he has clocked up in La Liga during his time at Barcelona highlight the Spaniard’s willingness to get forward.

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2 Comments

  1. ridwan
    Posted June 29, 2017 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    we must buy jordi alba and we must sell ander herrera for 100+jordi alba for barca

    • mindlos
      Posted June 29, 2017 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

      Completely bollocks.Herera is possible the future captain of MAN U,an u think we shud sell him!