This has been a very entertaining season so far and most of the top teams have been inconsistent and have had bad performances at some point during the season. Manchester United have also suffered from bad form but are firmly in the title race and with plenty of games to go in the season, they still have an excellent chance of beating their rivals Manchester City to the Premiership title. The Red Devils had an excellent start to their season but have had some poor results mainly due to the many injuries to their backline.
The biggest blow has been the loss of Nemanja Vidic for most of the season and his presence and dominance has been sorely missed at the back for the club. Also, Phil Jones has made mistakes as a centre back, which is part of the learning process while Rio Ferdinand has also been inconsistent and it has contributed to them not being very solid at the back.
They have had a number of injuries at the back with Chris Smalling, Rafael da Silva, Johnny Evans and Rio Ferdinand also missing some games due to injury. With Vidic not playing at the back, Sir Alex Ferguson could target some other defenders in order to provide them more depth in case of injuries. Here are 10 defenders who could be targeted by the astute manager.