Manchester United followers have named Dayot Upamecano because the centre-back they need the membership to signal essentially the most.
Though Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles, Facundo Pellistri and Amad Diallo had been all signed on switch deadline day, in addition to the sooner signing of Donny van de Beek, it was nonetheless an underwhelming window from United.
Not solely was high goal Jadon Sancho not signed regardless of months of posturing however the membership additionally did not herald a brand new centre-back, which appears as if it may show pricey.
United have had an atrocious begin to their Premier League marketing campaign after conceding 11 objectives within the first three matches and struggling embarrassing defeats to Crystal Palace and Tottenham at Previous Trafford, with Jose Mourinho’s aspect profitable a 6-1.
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Even the sport that United did handle to win, the 3-2 thriller in opposition to Brighton, was lucky and riddled with defensive errors.
Harry Maguire, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly have all struggled for kind to date this season and followers imagine the significance of a brand new centre-back has turn out to be all of the extra prevalent.
It is understood that United recognised their defence wanted strengthening previous to deadline day, and did recruit a brand new left-back within the form of Telles, however a brand new centre-back could not be introduced in as they have already got too many on the books. Whereas Chris Smalling ultimately returned to Roma, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo stay at Previous Trafford however aren’t in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans and have not been included within the Champions League squad.
Any transfer for a brand new centre-back within the January window will doubtless depend upon United shifting the pair on, however ought to they achieve this then followers need RB Leipzig’s Upamecano to be signed.
M.E.N. Sport requested followers: “Which centre-back would you like Manchester United to signal essentially the most?”
The clear winner with 79.9 per cent of the X votes was Upamecano, who has established himself as some of the highly-rated defenders in Europe along with his performances for Leipzig final season and was very important in them reaching the Champions League semi-finals for the primary time of their historical past.
In second place got here Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly, who has lengthy been linked with a transfer to United, with 12.Four per cent of the vote. Jules Kounde of Sevilla is the most recent centre-back to boost hypothesis after a formidable marketing campaign through which he helped knock United out of the Europa League however simply 4.Eight per cent of followers want to see him transfer to Manchester.
In final place got here ‘different’ with 2.Eight per cent, with Matthijs de Ligt, David Alaba and Pau Torres being recommended.