Manchester United's priority during the summer transfer window was the acquisition of a creative midfielder. They failed, of course, and a notable reinforcement in this position will once again take precedence in January.

Along with this, however, reports suggest that David Moyes will move to clinch the signature of a defensive target that has been linked with the club even previous to his time at the helm.

According to TMW, Manchester United are ready to finally recruit centre-back Ezequiel Garay, a player who has been on the radar of the Premier League champions for what seems like an eternity.

The Benfica defender himself claims he was close to securing an £18 million move to Old Trafford at the end of last season only for the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson to scupper the proposed transfer.