Report: Manchester United eye last-minute move for Brentford’s Rico Henry

Brentford left-back Rico Henry has emerged as a potential target for Manchester United before the impending transfer deadline on Friday.

Manchester United are actively exploring options in response to Luke Shaw’s muscle injury, which is expected to sideline him for several months.

Potential candidates including Marc Cucurella from Chelsea, Sergio Reguilon from Tottenham, and Marcos Alonso from Barcelona are all being evaluated as choices to fill the void in Erik Ten Hag’s team.

Reports indicate that Manchester United have started preliminary inquiries into Henry’s availability and circumstances, with the 26-year-old left-back being another prospective addition to their list.

Rico Henry has showcased consistent and impressive performances for Brentford ever since his move from Walsall in 2016.

He missed just a single Premier League match in the previous season and has been included in Brentford’s starting lineup for all three matches of the current season.

There is reportedly a possibility that he could receive his debut call-up for the England national team this week. Gareth Southgate attended Brentford’s season opener against Tottenham, and with Luke Shaw’s injury potentially creating an opening in the senior squad, Henry could be considered. He has previously represented England at the under-19 and under-20 levels.

However, prying Rico Henry away from Brentford in this late stage of the transfer window could pose challenges. It’s understood that Brentford might be more receptive to considering his departure at the end of the season instead.