English Premiership

Vlaar tipped to solve United crisis

2014-11-05 10:30
Ron Vlaar (supplied)
Ron Vlaar (supplied)
Cape Town - Dutch defender Ron Vlaar is again being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, who are looking to ease their defensive woes.

The Mirror report that Manchester United are interested in a January bid for the Aston Villia defender.

The 29-year-old defender is out of contract with Aston Villa at the end of the season but the club are still attempting to get Vlaar to agree to stay beyond June 2015.

Manchester United coach Louis Van Gaal is ready to move for the player who he coached at the Soccer World Cup in Brazil with his side desperately short of experience defenders at present.

The Old Trafford club failed to replace Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in the summer and now have Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Jonny Evans all out injured which has compounded van Gaal's defensive woes. 

The Red Devils know that they will not have to break the bank in moving for Ron Vlaar as he could sign pre-agreement in January and move to the club on July 1 for free.

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