It is little secret that Manchester United require defensive reinforcements if they are to close the gap on Manchester City and make a meaningful title challenge.
The back four that Jose Mourinho relied upon for much of the season was formed of players signed on Sir Alex Ferguson’s watch and that desperately needs to change if United are to create a springboard for more attractive football and a title win.
With Fred and Diego Dalot in the door, central defence is as pressing a concern as any for Mourinho, who has consistently shown himself to be unconcerned with younger players, may well look to experience once more to rectify the issue.
That’s why we asked United fans which of three experienced international centre-halves they would rather have at Old Trafford – Diego Godin, Toby Alderweireld or Jerome Boateng.
It ended up being a one-horse race, with Atletico Madrid stalwart Godin, valued at £31.5m by Transfermarkt, collecting 56 per cent of the votes, as you can see from the results below…