Scouting Report on 5 Manchester United Defensive Targets

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Scouting Report on 5 Manchester United Defensive Targets
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With the January transfer window creeping slowly towards us, I thought it was a good idea to take a look at some of the progress a few of Manchester United's key targets have been making so far this season.

It's no secret that the start the English champions have made to the defence of their title has been far from an encouraging one for Red Devils supporters.

With sloppy points dropped at home to the likes of Southampton and West Brom, David Moyes has a tough job on his hands steering this season back on course.

In order for that to happen, he is more than likely going to have to make serious improvements to his squad come the winter window.

While notable adjustments need to be made in the United midfield, it is relevant to point out that their defensive prowess has been closer to that of a relegation candidate so far this campaign than it has to a team pushing for a Champions League spot (or higher).

As such, let's take a look at a few possible options for Moyes to bolster that disappointing defence. 

I'll also provide a rating for each target as to how high the chances are of them coming this January from one to 10 (with 10 being most likely and one the reverse).

So, without further ado, let's get started. 

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