Manchester United’s Defensive Shortlist – Arsenal Star Among Five Players Louis Van Gaal Is Looking To Sign

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The manager has admitted that recruitment at the back is needed for his team.

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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

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.

Source: Independent.

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