Football

Vlaar can fit in at United: McGrath

Former Irish international Paul McGrath believes Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar can solve Manchester United's defensive problems.

With the departure of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, the Red Devils look undermanned in the centre of defence.

New manager Louis van Gaal has been linked with moves for Feyenoord star Stefan de Vrij and Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels.

But former United and Villa star McGrath believes van Gaal should look 
at another Dutchman.

He believes Villa's stopper Vlaar, who starred for van Gaal during Holland's creditable World Cup campaign, might be the answer.

"Man United's defence is an area which could do with strengthening," he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.

"They have lost Vidic, Ferdinand and probably Evra... I'm hoping he'll bring in a good experienced defender.

"Ron Vlaar would be on that list." 


- Wire Services.