Gary Neville wants Raphael Varane to partner with Harry Maguire at Manchester United.
The Red Devils are in the market for a new defender and a partner for club captain Harry Maguire.
Neither of Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and youngster Axel Tuanzebe have been able to nail down a starting position in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad.
Gary Neville mentioned ‘Varane’ when asked about United’s ideal centre-back signing on Twitter.
Varane will possibly exit Santiago Bernabeu in the summer after refusing to sign a new deal with Los Blancos.
Neville said previously on Sky Sports: “They concede too many goals and if you concede one or more goals per game, you’re not going to win a Premier League. Manchester United have to look at that.
“They’re not going to turf Maguire out. They’ve invested £80m, he’s the cornerstone of the defence and the one they will build the defence around. So they need to find a partner for him.
“It’s got to be someone of the physicality and profile of Eric Bailly. Someone who is quick, good in the air, strong and can cover Maguire one-on-one.
“But also someone who’s going to get them up the pitch to allow them to play a bit higher.
“Lindelof’s problem is Maguire and Maguire’s problem is Lindelof.”