Manchester United Centre Back Chase Hots Up As Six Man Shortlist Is Drawn Up

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United hoping to bolster their back line in January.

Manchester United appear hell bent on strengthening their porous defence when the transfer window reopens in a month’s time, with the Mail reporting that six different options have been watched and considered by Louis van Gaal and his Old Trafford scouting team.

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A lack of form and fitness when it comes to the club’s senior defensive options have led to something of a crisis at the heart of van Gaal’s defence, with the likes of Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett promoted from the club’s academy system to fill gaps.

This will be something that van Gaal is keen to avoid in the future, with these six possible options under consideration ahead of January:

Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund)

Mats Hummels Borussia Dortmund

The Borussia Dortmund man is one of the most sought after players in Europe and could well be tempted to leave Signal Iduna Park after his side’s miserable Bundesliga campaign so far, but Jurgen Klopp’s side are unlikely to settle for anything below top dollar for the German international.

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