Manchester United tipped to make stunning signing of legendary centre-back - in a bid to fix leaky defence

Diogo Dalot, Kobbie Mainoo, Scott McTominay, Raphael Varane, Christian Eriksen, Harry Maguire of Manchester United react to conceding a goal to Calvin Basse of Fulham during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Fulham FC at Old Trafford on February 24, 2024 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
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Manchester United have been tipped to complete the signing of a legendary centre-back in the summer, as the club look to tighten up their leaky defence.

In 47 games in all competitions so far this season, Manchester United have conceded a staggering 77 goals, clearly not good enough for a side with greater ambitions of even finishing fourth in the Premier League and reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League - two things they won't have achieved this season.

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.