As the club continue to chase a deal for Leicester’s Harry Maguire, Manchester United continue to be linked with a host of names to solve their issues at centre-back.
One man who was firmly on the United radar in the January transfer window was Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic, but the Red Devils could not get a deal done for the Serbian.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio though, United made an enquiry for the giant 6 foot 5 defender earlier this week as they look to revive their January interest.
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After hearing that the club were seemingly back in for the towering Serbia international, United fans took to Twitter to voice their opinion on the transfer target.
Many Red Devils supporters threw their backing behind a potential move for the 21-year-old and suggested that he was a far better option than Maguire; indeed, a few even compared Milenkovic to United legend and fellow Serbian Nemanja Vidic.
Others however were slightly more reluctant to see the club splash out on the defender and even raised the possibility that their interest in Milenkovic could be a “smokescreen” to try and “force Leicester’s hand for Maguire”.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Let’s sign this boy! IF we really want to. Very good Defender
— Tosin Akingba™ (@venusakingba) July 10, 2019
— Luka (@ClassicLuka) July 10, 2019
Anyone better than Smalling & Jones is welcome
— UNCLE DUNCAN™ (@Duncan_Kaycee) July 10, 2019
We will be using this as a smokescreen to try and force Leicester’s hand for Harry Maguire.
— Russ (@McGreavyR7) July 11, 2019
— R (@UtdReid) July 11, 2019
Alright! Better option than Maguire anyway
— Dazzmondo (@Dazzmondo95) July 11, 2019
Anyone play FM/FIFA knows this guy is good young CB
— manutdkh (@manutdkh) July 11, 2019
He’s better then maguire and would be cheaper then him
— Spondon Kashyap (@KashyapSpondon) July 11, 2019