Which of these defenders should United sign?
With Manchester United looking highly likely to make a move for a new centre-back in the January transfer window, CaughtOffside has a look at the club’s main targets and how suitable they would be.
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The Red Devils have been suspect at the back for much of this season, with youngsters such as Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair playing more often than would have been expected and with results not yet overly convincing under new manager Louis van Gaal.
The Dutchman spent big on new attacking players in the summer, but will surely now switch his focus to new arrivals at the back, showing that he is not afraid to splash the cash on the players he wants.
According to various recent reports, these nine players perhaps seem the likeliest candidates to come in to Old Trafford this winter, so read on to see how we rank them from worst to best:
9) Adil Rami (AC Milan)
Having fallen out of favour at AC Milan this season, Adil Rami has emerged as a target for United in defence. However, if the Frenchman hasn’t managed to establish himself in Serie A, he is unlikely to do so in the Premier League.