Manchester United’s defence is looking much more secure these days, with captain Harry Maguire dragging this team through a rough patch and the whole unit coming out the other end stronger.
Credit where it’s due, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned a watertight backline (particularly from set plays) into one that’ll throw their bodies on the line for the cause.
Well, it seems as though the Baby Faced Assassin isn’t done there when it comes to signing defenders. Over the last 24 hours or so, a new name has been linked with an Old Trafford switch; Mohammed Salisu.
The story comes from Spanish media outlet AS, who claim that United are interested in the talented 21-year-old defender. However, they’ll face competition from the likes of Real and Atletico Madrid.
The Ghanaian, who has a €12m (£10.5m) release clause, actually has Juan Mata’s father as an agent – so the United links actually run deeper than you think.
Again, as was the situation when United were linked with centre-backs over the last few weeks, the question I have is this; Will it hamper the development of Axel Tuanzebe? Factor in Victor Lindelof’s continual improvement and Eric Bailly’s return to form and you have a serious decision to make.
I guess the £10.5m fee means it’s a relatively low-risk move for Solskjaer, though I still believe other areas should be taking priority right now.