Manchester United are in the move to bolster their left-back position via this summer transfer window and they have been linked with quite a number of top defenders.
The club’s manager José Mourinho has captured Porto young defender Diogo Dalot but he still needs to upgrade his defensive set up by getting another natural left-back if he must avoid conceding cheap goals.
During last season, Ashley Young — who plays as a left winger— was converted to a modern-day left wing-back so as to operate at the back while defending and at the same time, help at the front while attacking.
The task seems too rigorous for the England international who is far becoming too old to cope with such stress in the upcoming season.
However, the Portuguese manager has surprisingly called on United hierarchy to make move for Barcelona defender Jordi Alba at the ongoing transfer market despite his unhealthy rivalry between him and the player during his time at Real Madrid.
Alba become the latest player linked with a move to Old Trafford due to his exploits for the Blaugranas throughout last season.
The Spanish has been one of the best defenders in the world for a very long and Mourinho believes he could be the best solution to his left-back problem despite being in his late 20s.
Alba, 29, is presently in Spain national team camp, hoping to help the team to a repeat of their 2010 triumph over the world as they lifted the trophy in South Africa.
Manchester United haven’t been on good terms with Barcelona in terms of transfer. Both clubs didn’t have a great history when it comes to exchanging players and that might play a negative role in Mourinho’s desire to capture the 29-year-old defender ahead of next season.