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Maguire, Lindelof And Bailly, Who Will Be The Best Defensive Partner For Varane If He Joins Man Utd?

Following the capture of Jadon Sancho from Borrusia Dortmund, Manchester United now have plenty of talents in their frontline.

But it takes more than a good attack to form a perfect team, without a balanced midfield and a strong defense, there will still be problems within.

Suffice to say that a major part of the reason Manchester United fell away in the title race last season was as a result of a number of terrible defendings.

The attack was excellent, the midfield was just okay, but the defense was usually a let down.

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However, having being made aware of their problems, the Red Devils are now in the market to capture Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane and according to reports, United are confident that a deal can be agreed for the signing of the Frenchman after positive talks over the weekend.

There's no doubting the quality that Raphael Varane brings, at Real Madrid he played a big part in helping Los Blancos win 3 La Liga and 4 Champions League titles, he was also part of the French national football team that won the FIFA world cup 3 years ago.

Moreso, although Manchester United already have three first team defenders in Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire, should they capture Varane, he is definitely walking straight into the starting eleven owing to the wealth of experience he brings.

Now the big question is, who will be a better defensive partner with the Frenchman should he join Manchester United?

Harry Maguire

By virtue of being the club captain, Maguire has the edge over the likes of Lindelof and Bailly in the starting eleven, but other than his captaincy, the English man also has a few qualities that makes him a defensive material.

He is excellent in the air, solid at times and can score with his head, but he lacks a bit of consistency and he's a little less authoritative for a captain.

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Victor Lindelof

For a better part of last campaign, Lindelof and Maguire were at the heart of United's defense, but that barely proved effective as the Red Devils always found themselves having to come from behind to win almost every game especially away from home.

Lindelof may not be an entirely bad defender, but he has yet to prove himself to be a Manchester United kind of defender.

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Eric Bailly

He's currently the longest serving centre back at Manchester United who sometimes deputizes as a right back.

Unlike his aforementioned teammates, Bailly is an aggressive type of defender who throws himself at almost every ball and tackle.

He is one man that keeps strikers on their toes, but the Ivorian can be really nasty at times in tackles resulting to fouls and that's why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rarely used him in big games last season.

Manchester United will not be chasing Raphael Varane if all is well in their defense, with the arrival of Jadon Sancho, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to build a team capable of mounting a serious title challenge next season.

In order to achieve this, the Red Devils must fill all loop holes and the pursuit of Raphael Varane is clearly a step in the right direction.

But the Frenchman cannot be alone at the heart of the defense and should he join, who among Maguire, Lindelof and Bailly will be a more suitable partner for him?

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