Manchester United set their sights on landing new defensive midfielder
Manchester United have their sights on landing a new defensive midfielder ahead of next season, according to ESPN.
The Red Devils were fancied to sign a new holding midfielder this summer, but decided against doing so due to other priorities.
A centre-back and right-winger were the main targets while Cristiano Ronaldo's return to the club came out of the blue.
According to ESPN, the Red Devils are likely to prioritise a new defensive midfielder during next summer's transfer window.
While Declan Rice is the prime target, the club are also looking at alternatives as they are reluctant to meet the £80m price tag.
Meanwhile, the club are also determined to pursue Erling Braut Haaland, and their blueprint has not been altered by Ronaldo's arrival.
The club have made a good start to the new league campaign, but recently suffered a setback with a 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa.
Despite the shock loss, they are just one point behind Liverpool for the top spot. The Reds played out a 3-3 draw at Brentford today.