It has been revealed that Manchester United has no back up plan in the chase for Sergio Ramos before Real Madrid tied him down to a long-term deal.
According to the Daily Star, Man United boss Louis van Gaal refused to look at any alternative options as he was keen to go all-in on the Spanish international.
“There was no second choice, so we didn’t go for another one. Louis feels he has enough defenders,” a club source said.
Although Man United had no backup plan, van Gaal expressed confidence in the current Red Devils defence.
The Red Devils have ultimately moved forward with their core defensive group, but they did add former Torino defender Matteo Darmian.
Darmian has been a valuable addition to Man United, and the likes of Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw have stepped up in the beginning of the 2015-16 season.
Man United have conceded just two goals in their first four Premier League games, with both the goals coming in a 2-1 loss to Swansea City.
It remains to be seen whether van Gaal’s confidence in his defenders will pay off and if they can recover from their upset loss to Swansea.
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