The Manchester United defence has been in the spotlight for the majority of this season and that’s mainly due to non-performance.
Manchester United uncharacteristically have one of the worst defences in the Premier League this season after conceding 23 goals in the first 14 league games.
This is in contrast to what was obtainable in the last campaign which saw the Red Devils emerge with the best defensive record in the English top flight division.
In addition to conceding almost two goals per game, Manchester United have been able to keep two clean sheets only.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is desperate to arrest his team’s ailing defence with at least a new centre back.
The Portuguese tactician has requested for one in the summer but the Red Devils were priced out of a move for some of their transfer targets like Harry Maguire of Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur defender Toby Alderweireld.
It has been revealed that Manchester United can secure the signing of the aforementioned Alderweireld for just £25m just months after they were prized out of a transfer for him.
There’s a £25m release clause in his Tottenham Hotspur contract once the North London outfit is able to activate the additional year clause in his deal thus taking him to 2020.
At the moment, he has less than one year on his current contract with Spurs until senior club officials activate the above-mentioned clause.