Premier League giants, Man United have reignited their interest in Norwich City defender Max Aarons, according to reports.

The Red Devils have a long-term interest in the 22-year-old and were rumoured to him earlier this summer as they considered using Ethan Laird as part of a swap deal.

Aarons, who has 18 caps for England U21s, has made 168 appearances for Norwich across the English top-tier and Championship, helping them win the second-tier title twice.

He was crowned EFL Young Player of the Year for 2018-19 and has twice been named in the EFL Team of the Season and PFA Championship Team of the Year.

‘Norwich’s Max Aarons could become a possible solution as Manchester United look into options at right-back,’ Sky Sports reported on Wednesday.

‘He has been a historical target for them – and has been assessed by two other top six clubs previously – but it remains to be seen how their interest develops.’


The ex-United centre-back Rio Ferdinand, who recently claimed there is only one United player who could break into the the Merseyside Reds and Man City teams, is a huge fan of Aarons and urged Erik ten Hag to sign him earlier this summer.

‘Someone like Max Aarons, you could put him like a Chris Smalling-type signing where they come in and they have an impact,’ he said.

‘They may not be straight starters immediately but they go and they stay there for 10 years and have a really good career and they impact the club at different levels.’

It has been a summer of change at Old Trafford as the team embark on a new era under Dutch manager, who lost his first match in charge on Sunday to Brighton.

The Red Devils have signed Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen and Lisandro Martinez thus far and they are still chasing Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong as Ten Hag desperate to strengthen his midfield area.