United forked out £50m to sign Wan-Bissaka just two years ago with the 23-year-old a popular choice under Solskjaer.
And spending close to £35m on another right-back when more pressing matters for United need to be addressed in the summer transfer window seems a pointless exercise.
That becomes even more confusing should United’s previous statement about lack of funds for this summer ring true.
Varane and Sancho are the targets United need and are expected to go for, but throwing Trippier into the mix may well see the Red Devils miss out on one of the aforementioned players.
And United can ill-afford to make any mistakes in the transfer market this summer if they’re to challenge City for the title next season.