Man United transfers: ‘Louis van Gaal must sign a leader in January’

Paul Parker urges Louis van Gaal to sign a defender during the January transfer window

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Paul Parker believes that Louis van Gaal needs to sign a defensive leader in January if Manchester United are to keep up their bid for Champions League qualification.

The Red Devils currently find themselves in fourth place in the Premier League table after notching up their third successive win against Hull City at the weekend.

I hope United can get in the market in January and go and get and get someone of stature

Paul Parker

And former United defender Parker wants to see Van Gaal bolster his back-line during the mid-season transfer window.

“At the start of the season I always believed United would get in the the top four, I just hope now they don’t let me down and suddenly take things for granted,” Parker told talkSPORT.

“I hope United can get in the market in January and go and get and get someone of stature, who is solid and who can add that little bit of strength in the backline and hold things together.

“At this moment in time there are too many defenders getting injured at Manchester United. Chris Smalling is constantly getting injured, as is Phil Jones, and when he gets injured it is not one or two games, it is long term injuries all the time.

“The one thing that wins you trophies and gets you into areas to achieving success is continuity in the backline and Manchester Unted haven’t had it all season.”

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