MANCHESTER UNITED could make a surprise move for Leicester man Luke Thomas, according to reports.
The Daily Mail have reported that United are considering a move for the left-back to fill in for the injured Luke Shaw.
Shaw is set to spend a lengthy period on the sidelines after sustaining a nasty muscular injury.
And Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag is said to be looking to bring in a short-term replacement in his absence.
Thomas could be an option for the Manchester club with the 22-year-old out of favour at the King Power having not played a minute all season.
But they will face competition for his signature with rivals Leeds United also reportedly keen on bringing in Thomas in the remaining days of the window.
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However the Foxes are understood to be reluctant to strike a deal with a Championship rival like Leeds.
Manchester United have also been linked with an array of other left-backs as they frantically search for a Shaw replacement before the window shuts on September 1.
Chelsea outcast Marc Cucurella and free agent Ryan Bertrand are just a few of those linked with a move to Old Trafford.
But Ten Hag has also expressed he feels his squad is already equipped to deal with any injuries internally.
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Speaking ahead of United's 3-2 victory over Nottingham Forest he said: "We have the solutions in our squad to cope with that [Shaw's injury].
"We thought before the season about this scenario, what could happen. You hope to avoid the scenario that's also clear. But if it happens, you have to be ready for it and we are ready to deal with it.”
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