Currently set at left-back with both Luke Shaw and Alex Telles, Manchester United went through a period where they desperately needed someone in that position.
Before the Brazilian’s arrival and the England international’s resurgence, many players from around the world were linked with a move to Old Trafford, while others were looked at and barely reported on.
One of those was Enzo Diaz, currently at CA Talleres in Argentina, who was of interest to Manchester United back in 2017.
We covered a handful of articles on the matter at the time, with the player claiming he was being followed by the Old Trafford club, and he’s double downed on that this week when talking to CNN.
Asked if Manchester United wanted him, he said: “People from Manchester United came to see me when I was at Agropecuario. It empowers you when clubs like those come looking for you. It didn’t happen at the time, but I’m still working to make my dreams come true”.
At 25 years of age, there is still plenty of time for Diaz to make the leap across the Atlantic to European football, and with five goals and three assists from 29 games so far this season, he’s clearly showcasing a knack for attacking input from his position, something teams are increasingly looking for.
We’ll have to wait and see if this translates into a move, but it seems unlikely, unless one of Telles or Shaw is sold, that Manchester United will be the ones giving him that chance now, especially four years after he was originally being looked at.