“But I still think a dominant centre-half next to Maguire, just to cover for the slight weaknesses he has.”
Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli is the highest profile defender linked with a move to United this summer, while RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano is another who has been tipped for an Old Trafford switch.
Yet the MEN say that as it stands, United would struggle to justify spending big on a defender given that they have eight on their books.
Maguire, Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah all have futures at the club but Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo are all up for sale.
Smalling spent last season on loan at Roma while Rojo spent six months with Estudiantes and Solskjaer does not have plans to use either of the duo in 2020-21.
Jones, currently out injured, likewise is not a player who Solskjaer sees as playing an important role under him in the future.