Although, Manchester United are on a streak of 5 wins in as many games under the interim manager, they have been able to keep clean sheets in only the previous two games. Their major requirement being signing a defender among others in January.
As the hot run of form continues for United, the game against Reading last week was enough to set the warning bells ringing. Although, the Devils were through to the next round, there was some nervy and itchy gameplay by defenders out on display at Old Trafford.
Although, United are gifted with quality attacking options to choose from, questions are being raised about the unstable defense. The winter transfer window has surely provided an opportunity for Solskjaer to overcome probably, his first tactical hurdle with United.
The interim manager of United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is well on course to add some potential to his bench which seemed to lack proper game awareness.
The 21-year old Serbian Nikola Milenkovic, currently forming an integral part of Fiorentina’s defense could be well on his way to Old Trafford.
Some reports claim that this could be a player-swap deal with United parting ways from Andreas Pereira to get hold of the Serbian. Fiorentina have had links with Andreas Pereira for quite some time.
There were also rumors that United are considering a staggering £45m transfer fee for the defender. Milenkovic is a versatile defender and can potentially play as a Centre-back and a right-back as well.
Moving on, as per the Sun, Manchester United are trying to boost their defense with reinforcements during the January transfer window by signing Villareal youngster Adrian Corral.
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) January 8, 2019
The tiring defense could well be boosted by signing the Villareal young defender for the academy. The 16-year-old has emerged as quite a prospect with 79 club appearances under his belt. Since his call-up to the Serbian club Partizan in 2016, he has not loo, who can also be an exciting left-back.
According to Super Deporte, the teenage sensation has been under Liverpool’s radar for quite some time, but he intends to develop his game at the academy under the former club legend Nicky Butt. Villareal were enroute to signing a professional contract with Corral but the teenager is keen on joining United.
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And Lastly, United are set to lock horns with Arsenal to sign the Brazilian goal-keeping sensation, Gabriel Brazao. The 18-year old, currently manning the goal for Brazilian Club Cruzeiro FC, rose up the ranks at the 2017 U-17 Fifa World cup in India.
TeamTalk reported that the gloveman would be available for a transfer fee of around £3m.
The baby-faced assassin is probably facing the biggest test in his career till now as United would like all their bases covered given that the end of the transfer window may well define the fate of United this season.