Manchester United's defence has been one of the many problems that José Mourinho has had to face this season.
After a summer transfer window that saw United fail to land his top targets and a late move for Atlético Madrid's Diego Godín fall apart, fans can now understand why the Special One was so keen to strengthen his back-four options.
The Red Devils have conceded 14 times in the Premier League this season alone, with a sensational late win against Newcastle United last week proving to be an invaluable moment for the former Chelsea manager.
Mourinho is not giving up his hopes for a new defender, though.
According to Marca (via Sport Witness), United have made a big move for Atlético's Lucas Hernández.
In fact, the club has made a "dizzying offer" for the 22-year-old French defender, who could see his wages double with a transfer to Old Trafford.
If Mourinho is eager to land the World Cup-winning star, who can operate as a full-back or centre-back, then United might need to match his reported €80m release clause.
Hernández made his debut for Madrid in 2014 and has made over 50 appearances for the club.
According to 101 Great Goals, he is under contract with Atlético until 2024.
@ManUtd defence have been a total shambles. Does Mourinho think McTominay is a better centre-half than Bailley? Or is he trying to show he doesn't have the defenders he needs? Gettting one up on Woodward at team's expense? #MUTV #MUNNEW
- Sabir Mustafa (@Sabir59) 6 October 2018
@ManUtd is slowly becoming Wenger's Arsenal. Not challenging the premier league trophy but aiming top 4 finish. Great comeback but a poor first half display at home. United must really improve their defence. Every game simply reminds Fergie can't be replaced. #MUNNEW
- Waris Farhad (@WarisFarhad) 6 October 2018
This is absolutely horrendous by Manchester United. Yes the defence is average at best, but the team shouldn't be performing this badly on such a consistent basis. Change is overdue and desperately needed. No more excuses. #MUNNEW #MUFC :red_circle::soccer:
- Chocolate Hero :chocolate_bar: (@ChocolateHeroUK) 6 October 2018
Is Hernández the solution to United's problems?
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