Contrary to opinions and reports, Ron Vlaar's reported possible £4million deal to Manchester United could be a fantastic piece of business for the 20-time champions.
The argument that he's not of a good enough class is a flawed one. Considering that this man was one who led the back line to a third placed finish at the World Cup under Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal, the suggestions that he's not good enough should be rubbished.
In the times United have played this season, for all their attacking flair of Di Maria, Falcao and Rooney. They still lack a leader at the back; Marcos Rojo, Rafael da Silva and Luke Shaw are good enough defenders, but it seems there isn't that figure that can take the lead. As Villa captain, he would fit the bill perfectly.
At such a cheap price, and having worked and succeeded under Van Gaal and his philosophy on the biggest stage in world football, it seems he would be the ultimate candidate to fix the woes at the heart of the United defence, which conceded five against Leicester and has been heavily criticised thus far.