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Five Players Manchester United Need More Than £63.9m Angel Di Maria

Five better options for Louis van Gaal.

SEE ALSO: Angel di Maria Manchester United transfer moves step closer.

Manchester United are set to sign winger Angel di Maria from Real Madrid for a British transfer record of £63.9m, according to reports, with Louis van Gaal finally set to secure his marquee signing of the summer.

Di Maria is an undoubtedly top class performer, which is reflected in the fee for the Argentina international, but is a creative wide player really what the Red Devils need?

Here are five players that we believe would be more important for United to attract:

Mehdi Benatia (AS Roma)

Mehdi Benatia AS Roma

United may still secure a deal to bring AS Roma centre back Mehdi Benatia to Old Trafford, having already reportedly lodged bids with the Serie A club, but there is an urgent need for van Gaal to secure defensive cover in the near future. The lack of quality and depth, following the departure of both Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand on free transfers, which has been exposed by both Swansea City and Sunderland so far, with inexperienced youngsters such as Tyler Blackett and Michael Keane coming to the fore.

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