Finally, things have started to look a little rosier for the Red Devils. After all, Manchester United are unbeaten in their past six games in the Premier League, including a stunning 6-2 victory over newly-promoted Leeds United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side find themselves in and amongst the title race and it seems like the manager will look to make additions in January to strengthen their position at the top of the table.
According to Le10 Sport, United are reportedly eyeing up a move for RC Lens centre-back Facundo Medina.
Solskjaer placed the Argentina defender on his list of targets ahead of January and it’s believed that they’ve been watching him for some time now.
The 21-year-old has been a colossus at the back for Lens since the start of this season, providing one goal in 11 top-flight appearances in Ligue 1 so far, via Transfermarkt.
This could turn out to be a shrewd move from Messrs. Ed Woodward and Co.
United signed English defender Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers for £17m with an initial five-year contract back in 2011 but it’s fair to say that he has turned out to be something of a disappointment, to say the least.
He has yet to feature for Solskjaer’s side so far this season and has suffered the ignominy of being snubbed from the matchday squads, to sum up his torrid time at Old Trafford.
With Jones heavily linked with an exit, United could do with finding the perfect replacement sooner rather than later. In Medina, they may find a player who can be precisely just that.
Rojo’s reputation precedes him, as he has become known for his crunching tackles. Similarly, WhoScored lists one of Medina’s strengths as his ability to tackle, which suggests that he could be a significant upgrade on the likes of Jones and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.
The left-sided centre-back has played 11 games in Ligue 1 this season, scoring one goal, while he is averaging 1.6 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and 1.4 clearances per game, via WhoScored.
United have been crying out for a centre-half who won’t shy away from throwing himself into a tackle and Medina may be the unsung hero they need to usurp Liverpool in the title race.