Manchester United Transfers: 5 Defenders Sir Alex Ferguson Must Target

Karla Villegas Gama@karlitsvFeatured ColumnistJanuary 23, 2012

Manchester United Transfers: 5 Defenders Sir Alex Ferguson Must Target

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    Sir Alex Ferguson is not planning to buy any new players for Manchester United; he made that clear when he decided to take Paul Scholes off retirement.

    Maybe we won't see new names in the squad this season, but that doesn't mean the coach has to overlook the options out there, taking into consideration that injuries have been a constant, the most recent: Phil Jones against Arsenal.

Nathaniel Clyne

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    Nathaniel Clyne plays for Crystal Palace and has been part of England's U-19 and U-21.

    He showed his abilities last November, when his team defeated Manchester United at the Carling Cup.

    Clyne is fast and strong, and with the right management he can make it to the top.

Sébastien Corchia

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    This 20-year-old has been playing professionally since 2009. He debuted with LeMans FC, where he stayed two years.

    In June 2011, he signed a four-year contract with another French team, Sochaux FC, where he currently plays as a right back.

    Corchia has also worn France's jersey as an U-17, U-18, U-19 and U-21 member. His speed allows him to attack and serve as a creative player.

Giorgio Chiellini

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    An experienced left back who has managed to over take as a centre back, Giorgio Chiellini has played Livorno, Fiorentina and Juventus. He's also an International for Italy.

    Chiellini has taken advantage of his height (1.86 m) in corner kicks, scoring several header goals. He's one of the toughest defenders in serie A.

Jan Vertonghen

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    Vertonghen is only 24 years old, and has already been named Ajax captain. The left-footed Belgian has shown leadership with the Godenzonen, where he has played six seasons, as well as the national team, where he has scored twice.

    Vertonghen can play as a centre or left back. He usually adds to the attack with speed and brilliant ball touch.

Raúl Albiol

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    Since Manuel Pelligrini left Real Madrid, Albiol hasn't played as much, despite his abilities.

    The Spanish defender is not only strong and quick, he's skilled in the aerial department, thanks to his 1.90 m height.

    Albiol is also an international for his country, having played 31 matches, including the 2008 UEFA Euro and the 2009 Confederations Cup.

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