Manchester United are one of the many teams in the Premier League who started as favourites to take away the title at the end of the season. However, as the first 7 weeks have gone by, the Red Devils have shown plenty of shortcomings in their squad that needs to be addressed before they are genuine title contenders. This has seen the manager scout for some top class talent with the intention to make a move in January. One such player who is now linked with the Red Devils is Everton’s right-back Seamus Coleman. A target for the club 3 years ago, the 27-year old Ireland international is one of the most experienced defenders in the league and will be a major signing for Mourinho if he can pull it off. So here are three reasons why Manchester United cannot miss out on the Everton Stalwart:
At 27, Coleman has entered his 11th year of professional football, 6 of which were at the Goodison Park. He is also a regular in the Ireland national squad having made 41 appearances for the side since his debut in 2011. He has gathered loads of experience in the Premier League having played 184 league games so far and is one of the most consistent defenders in the country. He has been a regular in the starting XI under every manager to take over the club and has rarely been criticized for his efforts in a game. He is surely an improvement on the current personnel at the club.
Value for money:
Jose Mourinho is clearly not happy with his back line and is looking at players to add to almost every position. At right back, Valencia has been decent but has not been able to produce the kind of performance that please the Portuguese. He is surely in the market for a full-back and spending on Coleman will be a smart choice. He is reportedly available for £16m in January and at that price, there is hardly any chance for the Red Devils to find a better player. There is a shortage of quality defenders in Europe at the moment and Manchester United cannot miss out on the Everton man in January.
His attacking attributes:
Though not spectacularly good in defense, Coleman is decent at the back for his side making important blocks and interceptions time and again. But what will excite the Manchester United fans is his attacking attributes. Known for his excellent crossing technique and dribbling skills, Coleman will add the kind of a strength that they need on the wings that can make them more effective. His crossing will allow the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford thrive on his service and will surely make the side a lot stronger going forward.
He might not be the best player in the world, but Coleman is a perfect buy for the Old Trafford outfit and the Red Devils should not miss out on him this January.