Manchester United’s loss to Swansea on opening day proved that the club are in dire need of extra reinforcements. With less than two weeks left until the close of the transfer window, Louis van Gaal may need to stray away from his big money targets and make appropriate moves for more realistic candidates.

After a summer-long attempt to lure both Arturo Vidal and Mats Hummels to United, it looks highly unlikely that the deal will go through, leaving the Red Devils very exposed at the back. It seems that replacing both Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in one window is even harder than first expected.

So, with that in mind, here are FIVE POSSIBLE defensive candidates to shore up Manchester United.

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