Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson has revealed the signing that would help to solve the defensive woes that have characterised the Red Devils’ season.
Paul Merson said that he will boost the ailing Manchester United defence with the signing of Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk.
The footballer turned pundit spoke about Virgil Van Dijk and Manchester United while he was on popular English media outlet Sky Sports ahead of the Red Devils’ Premier League clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday evening.
He described Dutch international centre back Van Dijk as the best defender at the moment.
The Red Devils are said to be in the market for a quality centre back as they bid to arrest their poor defensive start to the season.
Manchester United have been able to keep just two clean sheets in the Premier League this season after 16 attempts.
In addition, the three-time European champions have conceded a whopping 26 goals in just 16 Premier League games.
This is in stark contrast to last season when Manchester United finished as the best defensive team in the English top flight despite missing out of the Premier League title won by rivals Manchester City.
Several defensive targets like Toby Alderweireld, Kalidou Koulibaly, Harry Maguire and many more have been linked with the Red Devils ahead of the upcoming transfer window.