Lee Dixon tells Louis van Gaal to back off Leeds United talent Charlie Taylor

Louis Van Gaal

Manchester United are reportedly interested in the left-back.

Despite the Transfer Window being shut, and a long time until it reopening, transfer gossip rumbles on in English football.

Yesterday the big story in this regard was Manchester United’s interest in Leeds United full-back Charlie Taylor.

The Daily Star was reporting that United wanted the player for a fee in the region of £4 million as a replacement for Luke Shaw, after the England international suffered a double fracture to his leg in the recent Champions League tie with PSV Eindhoven.

The reality of this transfer rumour remains in significant doubt. Leeds are unlikely to sell halfway through a season and United are surely going to want more experienced cover, if they bring any in at all.

One man who does not think the move would be fair is ITV pundit and former Arsenal man Lee Dixon. Himself a former top-drawer full-back, he was speaking on his Breathe Sport account about the deal, suggesting it simply shouldn’t be allowed:

"I'm afraid LVG you will have to coach what you've got. Transfer window should be closed all season. Encourage coaches to work with what they have. Be good for everyone."

Of course Leeds fans would probably like that more than most. They have the likes of Sam Byram, Lewis Cook and Alex Mowatt on their books along with Taylor, all young talents who are continually linked with moves to the Premier League in the press.

They will hope this latest report proves to be as false as several others in recent times.

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