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After the World Cup, Man Utd must land this in-form international defender – agreed?

Jose Mourinho needs to improve the Man Utd defence, at least according to the Red Devils in the Transfer Tavern. With the likes of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones still on the books at Old Trafford, it’s fair to say that the Man Utd attack is in a far better spot than the defence.

Improvements, then, must come this summer, and with the World Cup in mind, perhaps Mourinho should target a player that is impressing over in Russia.

In that case, he’d struggle to do better than Uruguayan defender Jose Gimenez, who has enjoyed a fantastic start to the competition. With over 5 interceptions on average per game and over 4 clearances, it’s fair to say that he’s been a bit of a brick wall at the back for the international side. Indeed, if the team are going to go far in this year’s tournament, his fine form is going to need to continue. 

A central defender by trade, Gimenez currently plays his football for Atletico Madrid. At just 23-years-old, he’s a player that is still finding his feet and continuing to grow, but he’s already a fairly regular member of the first team – having made over 20 league appearances last term.

Displaying brilliant tackling, positioning and, due to his over 6ft frame, aerial presence – Gimenez is clearly a player with bags of potential and talent.

He’s rated at a whopping £40.5 million by Transfer Markt, and so he wouldn’t be cheap, but Man Utd would be investing in incredible quality. With Eric Bailly in need of a long-term defensive partner, the Red Devils would seriously struggle to do better than Gimenez.

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