Forget Smalling And Blind – These 3 Defenders Will Be A Rock For Manchester United If They Are Signed

Manchester United have had all sorts of problems this year. While last year, the major problem seemed to be the midfield, this year it has been different areas in phases. Towards the start of the current season, the United attack were questioned game and again as they failed to score goals whenever the team needed them badly, but towards the second half of the season it’s the defence that has them down. Their defence has been all over the place at times. For example in the match against Arsenal, the Manchester United defence were shredded into pieces for the beginning 20 minutes.

While Chris Smalling has stepped up and performed the duties well for at least the first part of the season, he has always felt short of support from his fellow central defenders. Daley Blind, who has partnered him the most, is not an out and out centre back. Marcos Rojo also seems more of a left back and Phil Jones remains consistently out of the team with injuries. This brings us to the topic of 3 defenders that United should be looking to sign in the coming transfer window.

John Stones

John Stones

The Englishman has been continuously linked with the Chelsea since the start of last season. However, Manchester United may go ahead and grab him in the coming summer transfer season. He is just 21 and is already valued at 50 million euros by Everton. He is a defender who likes drawing the opponent attacker’s attention towards him and then tries and completely marks them off and show them very less of the ball.

Roberto Martinez already expects him to be a future leader. Stones is very good on the ball and hardly lays a misplaced pass. The English youngster is also very good on the one on ones with the opponent striker and wins most of the aerial duels as well. If Manchester United get this talented youngster, they might have got a future leader for the club’s defence. Also he might form a brilliant partnership with fellow countryman Chris Smalling at defence.

Written by Subrata Roy

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