Red Devils line up Premier League swoop.
Manchester United could be set to launch a bid to re-sign defender Ryan Shawcross from Stoke City this January, according to the Daily Star.
The England international came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford before being offloaded by the club earlier in his career, though he has since progressed into one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League.
Shawcross has been linked with bigger clubs in the past, and it may now be that he will be targeted as the main man to come in and solve United’s defensive problems.
Louis van Gaal’s side have been linked with several big-name defenders such as Mats Hummels and Miranda, but Shawcross now looks like being an option as well.