Manchester United have lost four of their first seven Premier League games and have already let in eleven goals.
Unfortunately, several key defenders are out injured for Erik ten Hag, who desperately needs to improve the backline.
As far as the central defense is concerned, Lisandro Martinez is out with a long term injury, Maguire has mainly warmed the bench and Varane and Lindelof have been inconsistent.
In such a scenario, the Old Trafford club are looking to improve the department by signing a top youngster in the form of Antonio Silva.
As per a recent story covered by Jornal de Noticias (news image provided below), the 20-time English champions are readying a huge investment to reinforce the backline.
The Portuguese news source have mentioned that Man Utd prepare a strong offer and have set their sights on luring Antonio Silva.
The teenage sensation has already made five appearances for the senior international Portugal squad and last season, he was brilliant in the title winning campaign for Benfica.
Silva featured in 30 games in the Primeira Liga, helped the team keep no fewer than 19 clean sheets and even scored 3 goals.
Man Utd have been after the youngster for some time and to secure his signature from Benfica, they will have to activate the release clause (O Jogo) of £86.6million (100 million euros).
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