Manchester United were linked with several top quality central defenders in the summer transfer window but they were unable to sign anyone to reinforce the area.
The result is in front of us. In just three Premier League fixtures, the Red Devils have already conceded 11 goals and find themselves in the bottom half of the table.
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As per reports going on in the media, the Old Trafford outfit are looking to strengthen the position in the winter transfer window and a French youngster is in the lime light.
According to ESPN, Man Utd consider move to sign Sevilla star Jules Kounde, who is valued at around €65m-€70m. However, the Red Devils must offload one or two center backs first.
The 21-year-old was fantastic for the Andalusian club in the last campaign under the management of Julen Lopetegui. In 25 La Liga starts, he helped the team keep 14 clean sheets and earn Champions League qualification.
Moreover, the former Bordeaux defender was a key member of the squad that won the Europa League title. In the tournament, Kounde made 9 appearances and helped the team keep 6 clean sheets.
For now, it seems that Man United wasted a lot of cash last year to make Harry Maguire the most expensive defender in the world. He has not been able to transform Solskjaer’s back-line like Van Dijk has done at Anfield.
Bailly has been injury prone and Lindelof has been highly inconsistent. The likes of Rojo and Jones are surplus to the requirements and therefore, they must be allowed to leave and a top center half must be signed.
Jules Kounde’s current contract with Sevilla will expire in 2024 and it has a huge release clause (AS via Paisley Gates) of 90 million euros (£82million). In your view, should Man United move to sign him in winter?
Man.Utd should try to buy player Kante from Chelsea. Otherwise they must pay the cost of Jadon Sancho and get it over and done. As now can see alot of players at the club not very happy with their coach Solskjaer and it is very frustrating to see the “United” team so “Divided”. I think sometimes it is nice to even listen to some of your good players who want to keep playing and make the difference.Do not lose the trust of your players as well. Secondly give the new players also chance to shine like Henderson the new goalie also has to have more play time. Like Romero was good but was never given time to play. The new ones will start making plans to go away. Even Ighalo has to play. Mata again is someone that has brought out the best in Man.Utd. He could also take Captaincy. I hope that the fans again like the players di not start leaving Man.Utd for other better clubs.
I hate it when Media like to at once pick on something small and take a story and make mountains of mole hills. They use it as something to keep their jobs going. They are paid to gossip and I find that they do that mostly with certain clubs where they can get some kind of thrill.
Now I have seen bigger clubs than Man.Utd crumple but yet it is only Man.Utd to be the target for everyone’s fun and gossip. Yes they were a mess and everything to their bad luck and it was not fair when it came to red cards. It had to go for both players if completely the right thing to do.