United linked with £18m-rated centre-back.
Manchester United are ready to rival Chelsea for the signing of Atletico Madrid defender Miranda this January, according to Fichajes.net.
The Brazilian international, 30, has been linked with a whole host of top clubs in recent times after becoming regarded as one of the best centre-backs in the world in the last year or so.
Miranda played a major role in Atletico’s incredible La Liga title win last season, and he now appears to be United’s top target to improve their struggling backline.
Louis van Gaal is in need of defensive signings, and Miranda was also linked with the club during the summer as they failed to bring in the required players at the back, instead focusing on new arrivals upfront.