Manchester United look close to home in centre-back hunt - but baulk at price tag: report

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag
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Manchester United have made defensive reinforcements a priority this summer, especially with Raphael Varane on the way out of Old Trafford and injuries causing havoc.

The Red Devils shipped 58 goals during the 2023/24 Premier League season as they finished in a disappointing eighth place.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.