Sir Alex Ferguson based Manchester United’s Premier League success on the deployment of solid, trustworthy English center-backs.
During the 1992/93 season, Steve Bruce and Gary Pallister established the foundation of a team that won United’s first league title since 1967, and as time passed, Ferguson resorted to the transfer market to find local talent.
Rio Ferdinand moved from Leeds United to Old Trafford in 2002 for a then-British record cost of £30 million.
The signing was a stroke of genius by Ferguson, who coached the defender to six Premier League titles and a Champions League title while accumulating up 455 games.
With United in need of a powerful center-back, may Erik ten Hag emulate Ferdinand by making a move for Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi?
Is Manchester United interested in Marc Guehi?
Ten Hag has already signed Mason Mount, Andre Onana, and Rasmus Hojlund this summer, but it is evident that he is looking for another defender or two.
Harry Maguire is getting closer to leaving the Red Devils, which increases the Dutchman’s need for reinforcements.
According to Chris Wheeler of The Daily Mail, Guehi has emerged as a potential target for United, and he might cost Ten Hag about £60 million.