In 2019, Manchester United broke the bank and splashed £80million to sign Harry Maguire (The Guardian), who is still the most expensive defender in the world but definitely not the best.
Solskjaer opted to hand the captain’s armband to the England international but things have not really improved and we have remained inconsistent at the back.
In the current campaign, the Red Devils have already conceded 24 goals in just 16 PL games and in such a scenario, the Norwegian boss should look to sign a world class center half to solve the conundrum.
Former Old Trafford star, Dimitar Berbatov has backed Man Utd to sign Sergio Ramos, whose current contract with Real Madrid will expire in the summer.
The retired Bulgarian striker stated (via MEN):
“I have read the reports about Sergio Ramos and there is a lot of speculation about his future. He could bring a lot of experience and steel to any team,”
“Although he is 34, he is still a top player and United could do a lot worse. If he is available I can see a lot of teams interested in signing him.”
Ramos is one of the best defenders in the history of the game and the 34-year-old is still performing at the top level as the skipper of the most successful club in the world.
The Spanish international has won every major title multiple times with the Los Blancos and he has won every major prize with the national side as well (2 European Championships and 1 World Cup).
In all fairness, our main central defenders, Lindelof and Maguire, have been highly inconsistent. Bailly showed promise with a couple of strong performances but once again, the highly injury prone Ivorian, suffered a neck injury in the last game.
Signing Ramos, who has made 11 appearances in the FIFA Team of the Year, would surely strengthen things at the back at Old Trafford. At the moment, he is earning around £216,000-a-week with the 13-time European Champions (AS).
In your view, should Man Utd offer him a lucrative deal to secure his signing?