The manager has admitted that recruitment at the back is needed for his team.
Despite a solid showing in pre-season so far, new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that defensive recruitment is needed before the 2014/15 campaign starts.
“We are doing well but we are looking for defenders. Defenders have gone and we have to replace them,” the 62-year-old was quoted by the Independent.
So here are five defenders the Red Devils have their eye on.
Daley Blind, Ajax
A versatile player that van Gaal knows well from their time working together with the Netherlands national team and Blind also has the bonus of being able to play in a number of positions.
Although used as wing-back at the 2014 World Cup the 24-year-old played in midfield for Ajax last term and can also be used as a centre-back.