Man United plotting double Bundesliga raid to address LVG’s problems

Manchester United are considering moves for Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg duo Ricardo Rodriguez and Hakan Calhanoglu, according to reports from SportBild.

The Red Devils currently sit in the Premier League’s top four, but the season has been far from smooth for Louis van Gaal.

Two pressing concerns for the Dutchman are a lack of options at left-back and problems with creativity in the final third, and reports (below) claim that Rodriguez and Calhanoglu are options being considered.

The former is thought of as one of Europe’s top left-sided defenders and could be of use to Van Gaal with Luke Shaw set to miss the rest of the season after suffering a horrific leg injury in Champions League action against PSV Eindhoven.

The 23-year-old Switzerland international may, however, be a difficult target to obtain mid-season with Wolfsburg likely to fight to keep him in Germany.

Calhanoglu could address Van Gaal’s creative issues, with United the lowest scorers in the Premier League’s top six with 17 goals.

The Turkish midfielder is known for his neat passing, but is more famous for his ferocious free-kick-taking ability – no player in Bundesliga action scored more direct set-pieces than the 21-year-old last term.