Why hasn't Manchester United been linked with Everton's Seamus Coleman?
By Tyler Strauss
College Contributor Network
Please explain to me why Manchester United hasn't been linked with Everton's Seamus Coleman?
It boggles my mind that they haven't even made an inquiry for the 26-year-old Irishman. The Red Devils are in desperate need for a right back and who better to lust after than Everton's stalwart.
Antonio Valencia has done a relatively decent job playing right back this season. The lad has adapted well to playing out of position. However, there is no way that Manchester United can remain competitive without a natural fullback in that position. They have already addressed the future of their left full back spot when they signed Luke Shaw. But what are they planning to do with the right side?
In my opinion, it's insane that they haven't been linked with the Irishman. The lad is a top Premier League defender, and there is no doubt he would be a perfect fit at Manchester United. He has a strong work ethic, he's very knowledgeable in his position, and he even plays well out of the back.
How has the Irishman been at Everton? He has been one of the staples of their defense. While most teams have stability in the center of the park, Everton seem to have stability on the outsides. Jagielka seems to be a starter most weeks, but Distin tends to be replaced with Stones, a lad who's brimming of potential. However, with Coleman and Baines on the flanks, Everton have two top notch defenders.
Baines was chased by United during David Moyes's brief tenure at the club. And that didn't go very well. Now with Van Gaal in charge, United seem to be moving in the right direction. Coleman would be the perfect addition to that movement.
Coleman would slot in on the right, and Shaw on the left. That would be two fullbacks that would be top performers for the club for years to come. They could then go on to address the center back holes, but they have to start somewhere. Coleman should be that start.Tyler Strauss is a student at Fordham University. He currently interns at the New York Cosmos and writes for their website. Tyler is also a contributor to many other soccer blogs such as CFCNet, ChelseaDaft, The Pride of London, and The Stamford Shed. He is seeking a career in the football (soccer) industry.