Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has prepared a six-man defensive wishlist for the upcoming summer transfer window.
United are in need of some serious defensive reinforcements after enduring their worst ever defensive campaign in the Premier League conceding 52 goals.
Solskjaer initially hit all the right strings during his tenure as the interim manager of the club winning 14 out his 19 games.
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His heroics during that spell earned him the job on a permanent basis but things have turned sour since.
United finished the season on a run of only two wins out of 12, missing out on next season’s Champions League.
Now according to The Evening Standard to prevent that from happening ever again, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has drawn up a six-man transfer wishlist.
The Red Devils have already had a bid rejected for Crystal Palace prodigy Aaron Wan-Bissaka who is the topmost priority on that list.
Their initial £40m bid was swiftly turned down by the Eagles who are standing firm on their £60m valuation of the player.
Another Englishman who’s caught Solskjaer’s eye is Harry Maguire.
The Leicester City ace enjoyed another solid defensive campaign in the Premier League this season seeing his stock rise up even more.
He is joined on the six-man wishlist by Kalidou Koulibaly, Matthijs de Ligt and Milan Skriniar.
Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld who has a £25m release clause in his current contract with the Spurs also remains a lucrative option for the Red Devils.
However, with Premier League experience under his belt and many more good years to follow, Maguire remains the most sought after amongst the five aforementioned central defenders.
Manchester United legend and Sky Sports Pundit Gary is a big fan of the ex-Hull City ace
“If you think of the attributes of centre-backs, he has them in abundance,” said Neville about Maguire
“Leicester fans won’t thank me for this, but they’re going to be under real pressure to keep him this summer.”
Neville went on to compare Maguire to fellow England defender John Stones, and he believes the Leicester man is every bit as good as the City league winner.
“We talk about John Stones being good on the ball, I actually think Maguire is the equal of him on the ball,” he said.
“A big statement, maybe, as Stones is seen as the composed, ball-playing centre-back, but I think Maguire is just as good on the ball.”