Manchester United has a new right-back, his name is Tyrell Malacia!

Erik ten Hag made an experiment that ended positively when Manchester United met Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League. The coach played Tyrell Malacia as a right-back to replace the role of Diogo Dalot.

United met Sheriff on the second matchday of Group E of the 2022/2023 Europa League, Thursday (15/9/2022) night WIB. The Red Devils won 2-0 in the duel played at the Zimbru Stadium.

United's two goals were created in the first half, precisely through the action of Jadon Sancho in the 17th minute and Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty in the 39th minute. In the second half, no other goals were created.

This result makes the competition in Group E even more interesting. Because, with three points, United maintain the opportunity to qualify for the Round of 16 and compete with the Sheriff and Real Sociedad. Let's see the full review below

Manchester United's new right-back

Erik ten Hag did not field his normal starting xi in the duel against the Sheriff. However, in the second half, the Dutch coach made a quite unique experiment. Ten Hag played Malacia at right-back.

In the 70th minute, Ten Hag pulled out Diogo Dalot and played Luke Shaw. Ten Hag replaced the right-back with a left-back. Well, Malacia was then shifted to right-back, replacing Dalot's duties.

Malacia itself played quite well in the duel against the Sheriff. Both as a right-back and while still playing as a left-back. Malacia actively assists in attack and discipline when defending.

Still Needing a Right-back, Ten Hag?

Manchester United are reportedly still in need of a new right-back. They were not quite satisfied with the existence of Diogo Dalot. Meanwhile, Aaron Wan-Bissaka is not included in Erik ten Hag's main plan. Wan-Bissaka actually wanted to be released at the beginning of last season.

United are reportedly approaching Santiago Arias. The former Atletico Madrid right-back is on a free transfer and can be signed outside the transfer market.

However, Malacia has presented United with a good option at right-back. Malacia, although not tested enough, could be an option. In addition, there is still Victor Lindelof who in an emergency can be played as a right-back.

Group E . Results and Standings

Sheriff Tiraspol 0-2 Manchester United (Jadon Sancho 17', Cristiano Ronaldo 39'-pen)

Real Sociedad 2-1 Omonia Nicosia (Ander Guevara 30', Alexander Sorloth 80'; Bruno 72')

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