Jose Mourinho

Though they like the tactics of parking of the bus, defense has been a major issue for Manchester United. The Red Devils had a trophyless season last time and also failed terribly in Champions League though somehow managed to finish at second position in Premier League. United signed Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez last season who gave stability upfront and now they may seek into the deep to concrete the baseline. Mourinho has managed to bring in Fred and Dalot already and it seems it is a defender next. United fell short last time with Phil Jones and Chris Smalling in the back so this time they may go for a star guy who can handle things with grace. According to the latest rumours, the Premier League side is hoping for a move for Toby Alderweireld.

The 29-year-old Belgian central defender has been linked with a move to the Old Trafford from initials of the summer. The Tottenham star has only a year left on his contract in North London and according to Mourinho he would be the ace of his squad.

However, further talks failed to  progress due to inconvenience in the deal as Spurs are demanding a whopping £70m for his signature. Though the Portuguese manager is confident about getting his signature. United got Sanchez last January at a eleventh minute bid and Alderweireld may be a repetition as well for the Red Devils.

The Belgian is also rumoured to leave the club after falling out with Spurs boss last time. He got injury at some point in the campaign but struggled to get back into the starting eleven as the manager Mauricio Pochettino preferred the settled partnership between Davinson Sanchez and Jan Vertonghen.

Moreover, the Spurs and United do not really enjoy an excellent relationship when it comes to the transfer of players. Though it may take some serious turnovers as Daniel Levy is a tricky negotiator and Tottenham have rejected the attempts of United to sign the likes of Eric Dier and the Croatian midfielder Luka Modric and a host of other Spurs players.

Mourinho is hoping for another Robin Van Persie deal though that saw the Dutchman swap Arsenal for United. Alderweireld is being wanted by the Portuguese to add more steel in the back-line and increase the possession.

The Belgian played quite fascinating though fell sort against France in semifinal. Manchester United are also being rumored with million dollar stars like Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Gareth Bale in the initial phase of the Summer, though none of them came true.

United have the sufficient ammunition upfront though defence has been a concern for the Mourinho side. To repair the faults back in the defense line, Mourinho is counting on the Belgium international though Tottenham still seething at how they lost Dimitar Berbatov to the Red Devils back in 2008.

Manchester United boss is desperate to land another centre-back though they have Eric Bailly, Marcos Rojo, Victor Lindelof, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on the books, who have not really done too much to impress so far.