The signing of Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay from Benfica could be looked at as an unnecessary luxury by most Manchester United fans.
A squad with already five central defenders available to them and with an immediate need for a new central midfielder to partner Michael Carrick, it seems that David Moyes may be looking at the wrong name at the wrong time when it comes to the proposed move for Garay.
However, the potential signing of the 26-year-old ex-Real Madrid man could prove to be a significant addition for United and one that could help them win titles.
Similar to the signing of Robin van Persie last summer, that deal was also looked at as an unnecessary luxury given that United already had the likes of Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck and Dimitar Berbatov available up front.
However, the introduction of the Dutch ace led to him continuing the fine form he left at Arsenal by again winning the Golden Boot and being one of the key figures behind United's 20th Premier League title.
Even with a plethora of options at central defence for Man United, given the tender age and injury troubles of both Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic along with the inexperience of Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, maybe the signing of one of the best central defenders in the world last season such as Garay could add stability and real world-class quality to the back-four.
Much of last season we saw United leak easy goals and even lose out against powerful midfields that saw them struggle, and it was only the goalscoring - from, notably, Van Persie - that saw them ensure some success.
According to Spanish newspaper Marca, a €20m deal for Garay is agreed and that could lead to United having one of the finest defences in Europe again.
Combine that with the ongoing look for a midfielder to partner Carrick with names such as Marouane Fellaini and Cesc Fabregas being touted, Manchester United could be a significantly stronger side next season with two signings that will enhance to core of the team greatly.
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