The players at the back van Gaal has on his wishlist.
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It has been a frustrating start to life at Manchester United for new manager Louis van Gaal and one of the most concerning areas has been in defence.
Although injuries have not helped the cause the loss of Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra this summer has left a big gap that needs to be plugged.
Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo have been signed from Southampton and Sporting Lisbon respectively, but more support is needed and here are five defenders the Red Devils are looking to sign.
Mehdi Benatia, AS Roma
It was an impressive first season for the 27-year-old in the Italian capital in 2013 following a switch from Udinese and Benatia helped Roma to second and a return to the Champions League.
As a result the Morocco international felt he should made one of the club’s top earners and after being denied a fallout began that sees the centre-back highly likely to leave the Stadio Olimpico this summer.