Former Manchester United centre-half Paul McGrath feels they’ll have to pay over the odds in January to boost their defence.
Louis Van Gaal spent over £150 million in the summer window, but failed to add a world class centre-half to his squad.
And that means he will have to go out and splash the cash in the winter window to land a big name.
McGrath wrote in the Sunday World: “The failure to purchase a commanding centre-half during the summer transfer window continues to haunt Van Gaal, whether it was his fault or not. Late goals are being conceded in too many matches.
“It seems he has given up on trying to prise German World Cup winner Mats Hummels from Borussia Dortmund, because the word is that Argentinian centre-half Ezequiel Garay is now the Man United’s new boss wants in January.
“Van Gaal will need a big cheque-book for that one, because Garay only joined Zenit St Petersburg from Benfica in August. The Russians won’t part with a player they only signed six months previously, unless it is for a very handsome financial profit.”