Louis van Gaal has not been impressed by his side’s defence.
Manchester United’s defence has been slammed from all quarters so far this season, with a lack of defensive solidity meaning that United have barely improved from last season under David Moyes despite their significant investment into attacking players such as Radamel Falcao and Angel di Maria over the summer.
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If the reports linking United with numerous defensive signings in the January window are to be believed, Louis van Gaal has been none too impressed with the club’s defending either, with the Dutchman seemingly targeting an entire replacement back four when the transfer window reopens:
RB) Matteo Darmian (Torino – £15m)
Van Gaal doesn’t appear to have been too impressed with right back Rafael da Silva so far this season, with a rush of blood to the head in defeat at Leicester City particularly vivid in the memory. A new right back in January would not be a surprise, with reports suggesting that United are lining up a £15m move for Torino’s Italian international Matteo Darmian.