Man United Linked With Shock Move to Sign Aston Villa Centre-Back

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Man United are set to make a move for Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar according to the Daily Mail.

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Reportedly incoming boss Louis van Gaal will look to bring in the Villa Park captain as a replacement for outgoing Serb Nemanja Vidic.

Such a move would surprise many, not least because at 29 years of age Vlaar isn’t by any means a long term successor to Vidic and is arguably not a player of the same calibre as the Inter Milan bound centre-back.

Vlaar has largely impressed with his no-nonsense strong tackling performances at Aston Villa but clearly those displays haven’t stopped Paul Lambert’s side from being embroiled in a relegation battle.

The former Feyenoord man is sure to be part of Louis van Gaal’s 2014 World Cup finals squad but arguably isn’t an improvement on the defensive options that will remain at Man United once Vidic and Rio Ferdinand’s contracts expire.

Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans are all arguably as capable as Vlaar and clearly are all younger than the Aston Villa man so a move to sign the big centre-back is a little hard to fathom.

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