The Red Devils want a new centre-back in January.
Manchester United’s form so far in 2014/15 shows that they are desperately in need of defensive recruitment in the January transfer window after losing Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic over the summer.
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A new centre-back appears to be a priority and a number of candidates have been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent times.
Here CaughtOffside ranks which of them would be the best for the Red Devils.
7. Ron Vlaar, Aston Villa
The Villa captain has entered the final year of his current contract with the Birmingham club and therefore they are likely to be open to selling him in the New Year, with Arsenal also showing interest.
Louis van Gaal knows the 29-year-old well from their time working together with the Netherlands national team, but until the 2014 World Cup not many thought Vlaar was a top-class defender and his age also works against him.