Nemanja Vidic’s impending departure and Rio Ferdinand’s expiring contract will likely prompt David Moyes to scour the transfer market for a replacement this summer. Despite Phil Jones’ recent assertion that he and Chris Smalling are ready to become Manchester United’s first choice pairing, the Scot should look to sign at least one replacement for the outgoing duo.
Even with the club’s current plight and lack of Champions League football next season, an offer from Old Trafford will likely still prove too attractive to turn down for most. Although the midfield sits firmly at the top of the agenda for the summer, it would be a surprise if Moyes doesn’t make acquire at least one defensive reinforcement.
With that in mind, here are FIVE central defenders that United should consider bidding for in the summer.