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MetiNews.Com - Man Utd spent big on Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka in the 2019 summer transfer window but have been heavily linked with defenders this year.
Breaking News ! Andy Cole believes Manchester United would be spending far too much on their back line if they sign a centre-back this summer. Although MEN Sport understands the position is not a priority for United this summer, they have been heavily linked with players such as RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano and could be in the market for a centre-back if they offload some of their current defenders. Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones are all surplus to requirements at the club right now. United are also considering a move for left-back Alex Tells of FC Porto, though a right-winger and, more specifically, Borussia Dortmund's Jadon Sancho remains their priority. And Cole, speaking exclusively to MEN Sport, believes United have already invested heavily enough in their defence and doing so again in a tricky summer window would be a mistake. "Naturally everyone is talking about Sancho, everyone is talking about another centre-half," he said. "I think the midfield area now is full of quality. People talk about a new left-back, so if you add all of that together, that's a lot of money. In terms of centre-halves, we've bought [Victor] Lindelof for £30million, [Eric] Bailly for £30million, [Harry] Maguire £80million, that's a lot of money. "What's another centre-half going to cost you? "And then they're saying we want Sancho, who is another £107million, so we're talking over £200million for two players. In this climate, where are we going to get £200million from?" Read More Related Articles United are two players away from knowing their strongest XI Read More Related Articles Two United players send fitness message to Solskjaer Cole believes United have invested well in signing Donny van de Beek from Ajax and expects the new boy to continue his excellent form at the start of his Old Trafford career.
. We have to be honest, any of those guys who come from somewhere like Ajax, you know they can play. I've watched him a few times playing for Ajax and seeing his goal the other day, he always wants to get on the ball and create. "I've seen him play for the Dutch national team as well, so everyone knows he can play. "Coming in settling into Manchester United, he can hit the ground running and that will give him more and more confidence."
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