Three Reasons Why Manchester United Should Go For This Argentine Super Tackler

Manchester United have been linked with defensive reinforcements this January with the team looking shaky at the back, and they suffered three consecutive defeats on the turn of the new year. Considering the injury worries and lack of cover in central defence, a move for Benfica’s Argentine central defender Ezequiel Garay could be a wise one, and here are three reasons why.

1. Cultured approach

Garay is not a no-nonsense defender and his strengths lie in intercepting and reading the game- he has a calm, composed manner and is comfortable on the ball. For both Benfica and Argentina, he is the starting point in getting the ball forward to more creative souls, thanks to his comfort in possession and crisp passing.

At Benfica, much of Garay’s success has been due to his central-defensive partner Luisao emerging from the defensive line to win aerial duels with Garay sweeping up any danger behind him. It would be very similar at United, as his more cultured approach would dove-tail nicely with skipper Nemanja Vidic’s no-nonsense physical style.

Written by Dinesh V

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