Potential Nemanja Vidic replacements

After hearing the news that Nemanja Vidic will be leaving United in the summer, we’ve decided to compile a list of possible replacements for the big Serb. The chances of Rio Ferdinand leaving in June are quite high too, so David Moyes and his back room staff may need to bring in two new players at the centre-half position.

Ezequiel Garay

Garay has been linked with Manchester United for a while now, and in the summer many sources claimed a deal was already done. The Benfica centre-back is 27 and heading into the peak of his career. He’d certainly do a job for us.

Mats Hummels

The Dortmund icon would be a class signing. He’s arguably one of the best defenders in the world on his day, however Hummels has struggled with injury this season. Making him leave Dortmund would be pretty hard too, especially without Champions League football to offer.

Eliaquim Mangala

Almost signed for City last week, and he’d cost a pretty penny. However at just 22 he has a huge future ahead of him. He has over 150 career appearances for Liege and Porto already. Sadly though, I think he’s Manchester City bound come the summer.

Adil Rami

Probably the least-known player on the list. Rami is currently playing his football for AC Milan on loan, but he’s officially a Valencia player. He has 25+ caps for France, and at 28 he’s had a solid career.

Neven Subotic

One big Serbian for another? The 25-year old has been Hummels’ centre-back partner for the last few years and has done a terrific job. He doesn’t mind putting a tackle in, but he’d need someone in more of a Rio Ferdinand mould alongside him.

Mehdi Benetia

Benetia only joined Roma in the summer, but he keeps improving all the time. He’s quick, agile and a great tackler. He’d be perfect for United, and he’ll certainly be attainable in the summer. Also adds a few goals from set-pieces. Perhaps the most recommended player on the list.

Leave any suggestions in the comment box below.

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  1. Mehdi Benatia is a great shout and a quality centre back. It’s frustrating that AS Roma can get these players at reasonable prices before we even know about them. Roma also purchased Kevin Strootman who would have been fantastic for us in midfield. We should offer them £45-50 million for both of them in the summer. The problem is that we won’t be able to offer them Champions League.

    I would rule of Hummels, Subotic and Mangala. Also Garay has been linked for a long time but will probably go to Russia this month. We’ve been linked with Semih Kaya and I think he is an interesting prospect. We need to scout well and find some interesting players for good value, like Ferguson did with Vidic and Evra.

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