Vlaar had been rumoured to be going to Old Trafford…
Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar has been ruled out for six weeks with a knee injury, reports the BBC.
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The defender had been rumoured to be a target for Manchester United in the current transfer window, but this problem may put any move on ice. With the Dutchman’s contract finishing at the end of the season they may want to wait until then.
It would mean that the Red Devils can monitor his fitness before the move, and also they would get him for free. Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal worked with the player before when manager of the Netherlands national team.
This knee issue seems to have stemmed from when the 29-year-old limped off after 15 minutes in the Villains 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day.
The Midlands club should be able to get by without the centre-back, with Jores Okore and Ciaran Clark both capable of playing in the middle of their back line.