Manchester United Football Club have defensive issues. That has been evident to start off the 2018/19 campaign.
No doubt a certain Edward Woodward is wondering exactly why he chose to override Jose Mourinho’s better judgement over the summer, but hey-ho, what’s done is done.
I guess we should be looking forward, and that’s exactly what United are trying to do. According to a report by the Daily Star, per The Mirror, Mourinho is eyeing a move for AFC Bournemouth defender, Nathan Ake.
The self-proclaimed Special One has actually worked with the Dutchman before – during their time together at Stamford Bridge. Ake actually cost The Cherries around £20million, but so far, you have to say that he has been incredible value for money.
At 23, his better years are still way ahead of him, but he’s a young man who is improving all the time. Ake is sometimes good for a goal here and there too, and having that Premier League experience is a massive plus.
The Red Devils would face a battle with Tottenham Hotspur to sign the young man, but they’re already well-stacked at centre-half, which should make United frontrunners as Ake would probably walk straight into our team.
This is a move I’d certainly get on board, but no doubt Bournemouth will be looking to make a hefty profit on what they paid to bring him to the South Coast on a permanent basis.