Long regarded as one of the best young centre-backs in Europe, Raphael Varane’s career has stalled slightly in recent times.
No longer a guaranteed starter for Real Madrid, the France international is being lined up by United this summer in what could prove a smart move.
Varane shone under Mourinho at Madrid earlier in his career and this switch could help get him back to his best.
Another option at centre-back is reportedly Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti, whose contract situation is a bit of a worry for the Catalan giants.
The 24-year-old has shown himself to be one of Barca’s top performers in recent times and would certainly make a fine addition at Old Trafford.
Finally, another option at left-back could be Valencia’s Jose Gaya, who has impressed Mourinho.
Still only 22, the Spaniard has long been regarded as bright prospect in European football and will surely be on the move to a bigger club before long.
If United don’t sign Rose, Gaya seems an ideal alternative for the Red Devils in that problem position.