Burnley interested in signing Manchester United full-back

Burnley interested in Manchester United full-back Alvaro Fernandez

Manchester United youngster Alvaro Fernandez is attracting interest from Burnley in the ongoing transfer window, according to Sky Sports (h/t Manchester Evening News).

As things stand, the Clarets are looking to bolster the left-hand side of their defence. To that end, the Spanish national is on the Turf Moor side’s radar ahead of their Premier League opener against Manchester City on 11 August.

In the summer of 2020, the Red Devils signed the 20-year-old from Real Madrid. Subsequently, the youngster has featured heavily for the Old Trafford side’s reserve team over the years.

Manchester United full-back Alvaro Fernandez is attracting interest from Burnley.
Manchester United full-back Alvaro Fernandez is attracting interest from Burnley. (Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images)

United are yet to hand Fernandez his first-team debut. While he has made the bench on a few occasions, the left-back has not been given a chance to showcase his talent for the Manchester-based club yet.

However, last season, the defender was on loan at Preston North End and impressed many with his performances. He made 42 appearances in all competitions for the Championship outfit, providing six assists and was named their Young Player of the Year.

As for Burnley, they have made their way back to the English top flight after playing some mesmerising football under Vincent Kompany. The Clarets have Charlie Taylor in their ranks as their left-back for now.

Erik ten Hag has Luke Shaw at Manchester United.
Erik ten Hag has Luke Shaw at Manchester United. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

At United, Erik ten Hag has Luke Shaw at his disposal. The England international was pivotal to the Dutch manager’s plans in the 2022/23 term and put in consistent displays.

The former Ajax Amsterdam head coach also has Tyrel Malacia in his ranks. While the gaffer did not count on the Holland national a lot, he was still given opportunities on a regular basis.

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Therefore, for now, we seem to have enough options for the left-hand side of the defence. Thus, it would arguably be a good thing for Fernandez to spend some more time on loan and gain PL experience at Burnley.