Man United must reinforce defense in winter transfer window

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Since the departure of former boss Jose Mourinho, Manchester United have so far performed brilliantly under the management of interim coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Red Devils defeated Newcastle United away from home to win their fourth game on the trot. When it comes to placing bets on the Premier League, we found out that Sports interaction  is the where you want to bet on the latest Man United fixtures, make sure to seize upon the best odds offered by them.

After 21 Premier League fixtures, Man United are sixth in the table, three points behind 5th placed Arsenal and six points behind Chelsea, who currently occupy the final Champions League qualification place.

United need a big winning run if they are to have any chance of finishing in the top four. For that,  Solskjaer should be backed by the management need to reinforce the key areas of the squad in the winter transfer window.

The club’s biggest dilemma is their shaky backline. Last season, they had the second best defense that only conceded 28 goals in the entire league campaign. This time, things have been horrible at the back as the team has only conceded 32 goals in just 20 games.

Spanish international David De Gea won the Golden Glove award after keeping 18 clean sheets last season. This season, he has only kept 2 clean sheets so far. To sum it all up, the current defense is just not good enough

So, Man United chief, Ed Woodward, needs to splash the cash and sign a world class central defender for Manchester United, someone, who can lead the back-line and provide the much needed instructions to organize them.

As per reports going on in the media (The Daily Mail), numerous top quality central defenders are linked with the Old Trafford club.

In the center of the park, Herrera and Pogba have massively raised their game under Solskjaer and United do have enough quality and depth in the department with players like Matic, Fred, Fellaini and Pereira around as well.

As far as the strike-force is concerned, the Red Devils splashed the cash to sign Romelu Lukaku from the Toffees last season. The Belgian international has been in poor form in the current campaign and Solskjaer has done well to regularly utilize Rashford in the center forward position. The young England international has been in sensational form in the recent games and should retain his starting place as the main striker.

It will be interesting to see whether the Norwegian boss can get the best out of Alexis Sanchez when the Chilean recovers from his injury and returns to the squad. The former Barca man was world class for Arsenal but has so far failed to shine at Old Trafford. For now, the attacking department is fine and no reinforcements are needed.



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