With the unsurprising emergence of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes developing a deadly midfield partnership, Red Devils may divert transfer funds to improving their back-line.
Man United may not pursue moves for playmaker targets like Jack Grealish, Donny van de Beek or James Maddison and instead focus some funds on a defender partner for Harry Maguire. AC Milan centre-back Alessio Romagnoli is on the shortlist.
Red Devils needs to fortify in back-line before they can truly kick on and re-establish themselves as a top team. Victor Lindelof, who has endured mix form since joining Man United and Eric Bailly, who has performed well but been hindered by injuries, are both unreliable options to partner Harry Maguire.
Harry himself has not been amazing since his marquee move to Theatre of Dreams last summer, the centre-back has turned in some questionable displays and made some costly errors.
However, Maguire known as ‘Slabhead’ impact isn’t restricted to his own display, he’s clearly lifted the side and won the captain’s armband within six months of joining.
There’s no doubting that Italy international’s signature would cost the most, however, Man United could snag a relative bargain with either Nathan Ake or Tyrone Mings, especially if their respective sides are relegated.
Red Devils have made vast improvements since the turn of the year after a tough start to the campaign and Solskjaer thinks one of those three centre-backs will help them make the next step.
Alessio has been a well-established centre-back in Serie A for some time and could be tempted to move to England as the Rossoneri seems ready to miss out on the UCL one more time.