Manchester United are considering a move for Everton right-back Seamus Coleman.
Rafael’s continued injury problems meant that winger Antonio Valencia filled in as a makeshift defender for effectively the whole season and although he didn’t do too badly in the role, United are in real need of an established right-back.
Van Gaal’s style of football very much relies on overlapping full-backs to create width and that’s not something Valencia offers any more, so a new signing in that position is crucial to how effective United will be in a 4-3-3 formation next season.
Coleman, 26, is one of a number of right-backs who’ve been linked to United alongside the likes of Barcelona’s Dani Alves and Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne.
With nine Premier League goals in the last two season, Coleman certainly has a goalscoring threat but there is plenty of debate over his overall quality as a rounded full-back and whether he is who United should be considering signing.
We want to know your thoughts…
Is Coleman the best choice for United in the right-back position or should Van Gaal be looking elsewhere?