Manchester United turn to Brentford’s Rico Henry as a shock transfer target before this Friday’s deadline… with Marc Cucurella, Sergio Reguilon and Marcos Alonso all on their left back list

Manchester United have enquired about Brentford’s Rico Henry as they look to bring in a new left back ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.

United are scouring the market after Luke Shaw suffered a muscle injury which is expected to keep him out for a number of months.

Chelsea’s Marc Cucurella, Tottenham’s Sergio Reguilon and Barcelona’s Marcos Alonso, are all under consideration to fill the void in Erik Ten Hag’s squad.

And United are understood to have made initial checks into Henry’s situation and potential availability, with the 26 year-old another name in their sights.

Henry has been a consistent and impressive performer for Brentford since joining from Walsall in 2016.

Rico Henry has emerged as a shock target for Manchester United ahead of the deadline

An injury to Luke Shaw has forced United to go into the market for a left-sided defender

An injury to Luke Shaw has forced United to go into the market for a left-sided defender

He missed just one Premier League game last season and has started all three of Brentford’s games so far this term.

Mail Sport understands he is in contention for a first England call-up this week, with Gareth Southgate having been in the stands for Brentford’s season opener against Tottenham and Shaw’s injury also potentially opening the door to the senior squad for Henry who has worn the Three Lions at under-19 and under-20 level.

Prising Henry out of Brentford this late in the window would not be straightforward however and it is understood they maybe more open to considering his departure at the end of the season.

Henry also would not come cheap and he is contracted to Brentford until at least 2026.

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