Old Trafford side want Villa Park captain.
Man United have made Aston Villa centre-back Ron Vlaar their top January transfer target according to the Daily Mirror.
The 29 year old Dutch international is out of contract next summer and Louis van Gaal sees the no nonsense defender as the man to help solidify his leaky defence.
Vlaar will apparently be available for just £4m and is a player van Gaal knows well from his time in charge of the Dutch national team and could be a bargain buy signing who could help Man United in their push for a crucial top four finish.
Man United have conceded 10 goals in seven Premier League games and the loss of veteran defender Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand has definitely been a factor and youngsters Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett have been thrown in at the deep end to say the least.
Vlaar has been in impressive form over the past year and would surely be tempted by a move to Old Trafford.