Manchester United’s win over Wolves demonstrated the need for additional reinforcements at the club, with a defender among the priorities.

Erik ten Hag‘s side struggled to click last night, looking in some parts of the game, worse than last season.

A huge part of United’s issue is the lack of a midfield controller, someone who can be in charge of possession at Old Trafford.

This leaves United consistently losing the ball and unable to build up attacks to a high level, this will improve with time.

Another glaring issue at the club currently, it the lack of technical ability on the right side of the pitch compared with the left.

Despite being brilliant players, Raphael Varane and Aaron Wan Bissaka don’t have the same on-ball acumen as Luke Shaw and Lisandro Martinez.

Therefore a right sided defender is on United’s list this summer.

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Pavard wants United move

One name which has began to pick up traction over the past few weeks in terms of transfer links, has been Benjamin Pavard.

The Bayern Munich defender has been tipped as one of the top candidates to replace Harry Maguire at the club.

According to The Sun, the 2018 World Cup winner is desperate to move to Old Trafford however it is thought United need to sell before buying.

Pavard will reportedly cost in the region of £35m and a move will only be made after Maguire’s departure, and this has now taken a step back with The Guardian reporting West Ham have now walked away from a deal.

Will he solve United’s issues

The thing with signing Pavard is, he doesn’t offer an ideal solution to either the right centre-back role or right-back.

His qualities on-ball would make him a great option to come in for Wan-Bissaka at times when we will have sustained possession.

His technical ability makes him ideal for that, and given his high level of experience playing in possession sides he could be invaluable.

While many would prefer to sign Jean-Clair Todibo instead, Pavard offers the flexibility that Ten Hag requires, along with the option to then sign a young defender next summer.

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