Manchester United are interested in Southampton’s Alex McCarthy

Manchester United are interested in Southampton's Alex McCarthy


Manchester United have placed Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy on their shortlist.

Erik ten Hag was recently reported to be interested in a new no. 2 that would not only cover the position but also compete with David de Gea.

United’s interest in a replacement for the Spanish international is so great that club bosses have raised what they were initially willing to spend on a replacement for De Gea.

Illan Meslier is a name that appeared in this regard.

McCarthy, according to the reliable Jonathan Shrager, is on the Red Devils’ shortlist of goalkeeper alternatives.

Alex Crook reiterated this, insisting that while there is genuine interest from United in the 32-year-old, there has yet to be any formal approach.

The Saints currently have four goalkeepers in their ranks, including new Manchester City signing Gavin Bazunu.

Bazunu arrived from City in a Β£15m deal.

The 20-year-old Irishman was selected ahead of McCarthy for Ralph Hassenhutl’s opening match against Tottenham.

According to Athletic, Southampton are open to offers for McCarthy. This could represent an opportunity for United, who can get the player for a good price.

McCarthy signed a three-year contract extension at St Mary’s Stadium last year, making him one of the club’s highest earners.

He was a regular starter for Hassenhutl last season ahead of Fraser Forster, who moved to north London as a free agent.


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