Man Utd Opinion: Three defenders who should team up with Victor Lindelof next season
Manchester United are in the final works of a major summer overhaul and have made the most out of the transfer window with signings like Aaron Wan- Bissaka and Daniel James.
Yet, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has to sort out the defensive reinforcements, as United’s defence was insipid last season.
The Norwegian manager has to ensure that Victor Lindelof has the best partner and here are some of the most ideal centre-backs for United to target.
Harry Maguire (Leicester City)
The English midfielder tops the wishlist of Solskjaer as United have turned out to be the frontrunners in acquiring his services.
Regardless of his sumptuous price tag, United can stabilize its leaky defence with Maguire.
The 26-year-old is a real poster boy for hard work and the success it can yield, having proven himself for Hull City and the Foxes by winning four individual awards in back-to-back seasons.
A regular for the Three Lions since his move to King Power Stadium, Maguire has earned 30 international caps until date.
Furthermore, he played a huge role as the Foxes achieved 10 clean sheets and finished inside the top ten of the table.
He secured an impressive record of an average of 1 tackle, 1.2 interceptions and 4.6 clearances per game, which clearly shows that he is in the league of elite centre-backs like Virgil van Dijk.
Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)
According to a recent report from Independent, the Red Devils are set to move for the highly-rated Napoli centre-back should they fail to land Maguire.
Koulibaly has become a defensive machine under Carlo Ancelloti and endured a terrific season the last term, helping his side finish second in the Serie A table behind Juventus.
With two Man of the Match displays, the Senegalese defender held an average of 1.7 tackles, 3.9 clearances with a staggering pass success percentage of 88.
United would be transformed into a massive unit next season if they are able to capture this towering defensive beast.
Eric Bailly (Man Utd)
If United want a cost-effective and, at the same time, a valuable addition, they should look no further than their sparsely-used defender Eric Bailly.
The Ivorian international found himself on the outskirts last season, as he managed to make only 11 appearances in the Premier League.
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Regardless, the 25-year-old has shown everyone a glimpse of his potential and Solskjaer can bet on him with full measures.