Challenging Pep Guardiola’s Man City is going to be a tough ask for Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United.
There is absolutely no doubt that the Red Devils need to strengthen at the back. Whilst United were never truly leaky at the back, it always looked like the Old Trafford outfit were capable of leaking goals. Swedish international Victor Lindelof failed to impress last season, and never looked like he was quite the quality needed for a top Premier League defender.
Defence is such a key area of the modern game. Many clubs are now placing ever more importance on wing-backs, and the value of centre-backs is ever increasing. In January, Liverpool shelled out £75m for Virgil Van Dijk. Modern era defenders are not the one-trick ponies of the past. Technical ability, composure and ability to play out from the back are prized assets of a modern day defender.
Reports have linked the Red Devils with a move for World Cup star and Leicester City star Harry Maguire. However, Leicester seem very keen to keep hold of the composed defender. However, if United are not going to splash the cash on Maguire, they should still strengthen with these two additions…