In Raphael Varane, United have an experienced centre-back warrior. Victor Lindelof has been good this season, too, though Harry Maguire and Eric Bailly are admittedly not up to scratch.
Luke Shaw, if he can get his mojo back like he did under Solskjaer, can rival Andy Robertson to be the Premier League’s top left-back like he was just 12 months ago.
Alex Telles, a gladiator at Porto, isn’t exactly a bad alternative either.
In midfield, Paul Pogba will likely leave on a free transfer amid links to Real Madrid, PSG, Barcelona and Juventus.
Yet if United can get the best from Donny van de Beek, who sparkled under Ten Hag at Ajax just a couple of years ago, they’ll be drastically improved.
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