Van Gaal makes defence priority for United’s January shopping.
Manchester United are eager to strengthen in defence this January as they put five centre-backs on their shopping list for the next transfer window, according to the Daily Express.
The Red Devils have had a shaky start to the season with some unconvincing defensive displays, and Louis van Gaal looks ready to spend big to bring in one or more new additions in that position.
United spent heavily on attacking players over the summer, and while this list is not made up entirely of defenders, it is clear that van Gaal now feels he needs to switch his focus to that part of the pitch.
It remains to be seen if all of these players will be brought in, but United’s six-man wish-list looks to have been revealed as the following:
1) Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)
One of the best central defenders in the world, Borussia Dortmund star Mats Hummels has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford and is on their radar again as January approaches, as he would surely be the best possible signing for the club at this moment in time.