Despite picking up the three points against West Ham at the weekend thanks to two penalties, a great David De Gea save and a fortuitous offside decision, Manchester United showcased, once again, some shaky defending at the back.

The Red Devils’ need for a new centre-back has been well documented in the past, meaning the press around Europe is having a field day linking names with a move to Old Trafford.

Needing both experience without spending over €100m on a defender, one of Manchester United’s best bets, and one they are apparently looking at, is Roma’s Kostas Manolas.

The proud owner of a €36m release clause in his contract, the Greek centre-back looks set to leave the Italian capital in the summer, and a move to the Premier League could present itself to him.