Man United transfers: ‘Louis van Gaal should swoop for Ron Vlaar’

Man United transfers: Paul McGrath urges the Red Devils to swoop for Aston Villa defender Ron Vlaar this summer

Paul McGrath has urged Manchester United to bolster their defence with the signing of Netherlands star Ron Vlaar this summer.

The Red Devils are currently on the lookout for defensive reinforcements following the departures of veteran duo Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand at the end of last season.

I’m hoping he’ll bring in a good experienced defender. Ron Vlaar would be on that list

Paul McGrath

Patrice Evra is also thought to be nearing a move away from Old Trafford – and ex-United centre-half McGrath thinks that Vlaar would be a perfect signing for the Red Devils.

“Manchester United’s defence is an area which could do with strengthening,” McGrath told talkSPORT. “They have lost Vidic, Ferdinand and probably Evra.

“With Luke Shaw coming in, it’s going to be a very young and inexperienced defence. I’m hoping he’ll bring in a good experienced defender. Ron Vlaar would be on that list.”

Vlaar, 29, made 32 Premier League appearances for Aston Villa last season and impressed for Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands side at the World Cup in Brazil.

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