Man United fans react as Alderweireld swoop moves closer

Manchester United are in need of a defensive overhaul this summer and the Evening Standard report that Toby Alderweireld is moving closer to a switch to Old Trafford.

The Belgian international, valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, has fallen right out of favour at Tottenham after a transfer standoff but remains one of the most talented players in the Premier League.

Some United fans below have reacted negatively to the proposed swoop for Alderweireld based on his age and the five defensive options on offer to Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford but he is exactly what they need.

There is an understandable strength of feeling from the club’s fanbase towards youth but experience is essential – Nemanja Matic has been one of the club’s best players this season – especially at the back.

Also, only one of United’s current options – Eric Bailly – is currently good enough, although Victor Lindelof should improve next term but we’ve taken a closer look at the reactions as United fans get this one wrong…