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Manchester United Boss Louis Van Gaal Targets £15m Barcelona Star as Potential Defensive Solution

They need some defenders at Old Trafford…

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal wants to sign Barcelona’s Gerard Pique, according to the Express.

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The current crop of defenders at Old Trafford tend to look uncomfortable while playing in the Dutchman’s preferred formation of three at the back, and the Barca man could be better in the role. The 63-year-old has managed the Spaniard in the past when he was in charge of the Catalan club.

The 27-year-old represented Man United as a youth career though the Red Devils the allowed him join the Catalan club for just £5 million in 2008.

Since then the centre-back has won multiple La Liga titles and Champions League triumphs as a key part of the Barcelona side.

Man United would be required to pay three times what they sold Pique for with this source quoting a £15m valuation of the centre-back.

After suffering a number of injuries in the first half of the campaign van Gaal has had to play academy products such as Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair this season.

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