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Samuel Umtiti

BARCELONA, SPAIN – AUGUST 18: Samuel Umtiti of FC Barcelona. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Umtiti is another world-class defender that Manchester United should look at and would be easier to get than De Ligt.

The Frenchman was a star for Barcelona last season but found himself down the pecking order this season.

They’d now be happy to let him leave, and that’s something United can take advantage of. Umtiti will be available for a reasonable fee and is a vastly better player than anyone United have.

He’s quick, agile, a good tackler and reliable in the air. He’s also young enough to be United’s first choice centre back for the best part of the next decade.