Manchester United reveal plans to solve their defensive issues

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be a busy man at Manchester United this summer.

With the transfer window now well underway, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a lot to live up to after promising the Manchester United fans a successful window. It’s thought that he will begin his project by targetting a centre-back signing, and rightly so.

While Manchester United’s defending hasn’t exactly been disastrous, it’s needed to be a lot better since project restart given the frankly shocking performances of David de Gea. They did concede just the 36 goals throughout the season, though, which is very respectable.

The fact of the matter is, though, Harry Maguire needs a top-quality centre-back to partner him in the heart of the defence. Chris Smalling, who’s returning from a loan move to Serie A, is not the quality centre-back United are looking for, to be frank.

According to a new report from the Daily Star, Manchester United have recognised this and will be looking to use Chris Smalling in a swap-deal. It’s thought they will use the Englishman as leverage when it comes to signing Milan Skriniar of Inter Milan.

Instantly, I can tell United would be getting the better end of the deal. Skriniar is 25 and only improving. He has 3 years remaining on his contract too, so United will likely have to include a cash sum as part of the deal.

Skriniar has been in questionable form since project restart in Italy, even picking up a red card early on against Sassuolo. This may be the reason why Antonio Conte is looking to sell him and improve in this area of the pitch.

One man’s loss is another man’s come-up, though. Skriniar is still an exceptional talent and if someone can get the best out of him, then he will certainly shine. He is a star at playing the ball out from the back, which Manchester United need some help with given their confidence at the back in recent times.

Do you think Manchester United will sign Milan Skriniar?