Manchester United did not adequately reinforce their back line in the summer and must solve that dilemma in the next transfer window if they are to challenge for big prizes.
According to Spanish source Fichajes, for months, Manchester United were very interested in signing one of the best young defenders in the form of Raphael Varane from Real Madrid but did not make any offer to secure his services in the summer transfer window.
As per the provided Fichajes link, Van Gaal wants Varane and the Red Devils are now ready to make an offer and negotiate a deal to sign the Les Bleus star.
Varane was not a regular starter for the Los Blancos last season. He was part of the squad in 35 La Liga games but could only start 21 times under the management of Carlo Ancelotti.
He has made 3 starts in 4 games this season and Pepe is the one who has mainly warmed the bench so far under Benitez. Hence, it seems that the Spanish coach prefers the French star and it will be very difficult for the Red Devils to lure him from Madrid.
Nevertheless, United must splash the cash to sign a top quality central defender in the winter transfer window and Varane will be a brilliant signing.