Manchester United

5 defenders Manchester United should look to sign in January

The Manchester United fans are finishing of their pints in the Transfer Tavern after watching a demoralising loss against Swansea. It was partly down to Swansea’s hungry attack force of Gomis and Sigurdsson, but mostly down to a disappointing defensive display on Man Utd’s part.

Whilst Manchester United’s attack looks ferocious with the likes of Rooney, Depay and Mata, their defence is a different story and weak at best.

Last season the regular starting line-up included a host of world-class midfielders and forwards whereas the defence comprised of some youth players which were simply not equipped for top-flight football. This season, not much has changed although they opened with three clean sheets, the Swansea game highlighted a major weakness and the bane of Manchester United is clearly their problems at the back.

Throughout the Swansea game Blind looked out of depth offering little protection against an in-form Gomis and even the fact Blind is playing in central defense emphasises Man Utd’s lack of defenders with Blind normally playing as a central midfielder.

While Smalling who has improved much still looks uncomfortable especially in the Swansea game were the attack seemed to skip past him effortlessly.

This defensive fragility could be amended if Man Utd consider these FIVE defenders!


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