Manchester United plot £125m double swoop to fix problem position: report

Sir Jim Ratcliffe
Sir Jim Ratcliffe (Image credit: Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images)

Sir Jim Ratcliffe will reportedly prioritise fixing Manchester United’s misfiring defence with two statement signings during the Ineos chief’s first transfer window with the club. 

The Red Devils have not be able to field a settled centre-back pairing this season, with Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof, Lisandro Martinez, Jonny Evans and more recently Willy Kambwala all in and out of the line-up this season. 

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For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include tomes on Leeds United and the England national team.