The new Manchester United manager, whoever it is, will find a big job waiting for him at Old Trafford.
The squad is in need of a facelift and it's likely the board will sanction a major overhaul this summer.
One of the areas that needs to be addressed is the defence. There is a core of talented young players like David De Gea, Rafael, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling already at Old Trafford.
But with the possibility that Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand might follow Nemanja Vidic in leaving the club, the defence will need to be strengthened.
Here's a review of the defensive options open to the new manager.
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