Ten Hag has spoken of his desire to add to the right back slot and Pavard could fit the bill.
Manchester United are currently on an five-game unbeaten streak in the Premier League and that has propelled them to fifth place in the table, only three points behind third-placed Tottenham Hotspur with a game in hand.
Erik ten Hag‘s philosophy is starting to take shape and the recruits the club have brought in over the summer has played a huge role in United’s run.
The Dutch boss had a lot to do when given the role — from improving a leaky defence to hiring dominant midfielders and finally getting under-performing stars back to their best.
The defensive signings have proved to be a game-changer with Lisandro Martinez quickly becoming a fan-favourite while midfielders Casemiro and Christian Eriksen have become invaluable to the team’s style of play.
The work is not done yet with attacking reinforcements required urgently considering the injury problems of Anthony Martial and Cristiano Ronaldo‘s uncertain future.
Another problem position for the Red Devils is the right full-back slot. Diogo Dalot has firmly established himself as the undisputed starter, having started all games this campaign.
He has no viable alternatives with Ten Hag not the biggest fan of Aaron Wan-Bissaka who has played only four minutes this campaign.
“I have to mention, I think a club like Man Utd need two good full-backs because we have a lot of games to cover,” Ten Hag told Sky Sports while discussing the merits of Dalot.
And that has meant the 20-time English champions are actively looking for the right-profile for the right back slot. And if recent reports are to be believed, one of their former transfer targets could potentially come back into the picture.