The furore surrounding Sergio Ramos’ future has reached fever pitch in recent days and it is safe to say that the majority of fans are incredibly excited about the prospect of seeing him in a Manchester United shirt.
Ramos is one of the best centre-backs in world football and he will slot straight in to Man United’s starting XI.
We asked our Twitter followers for their thoughts on who they would play with Ramos:
@PeoplesPerson_ Rojo, natural left sided CB with great ball distribution similar to Ramos.
— Mayank (@MemphisDePaid) June 30, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Smalling deserves to start, he was fantastic last season after the City game. Less clumsy than Jones as well.
— André Sousa (@A_OSousa) June 30, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ wouldn't surprise me if LVG went back to tampering with a 3 at the back, probably smalling and rojo/jones joining him
— Callum Webley (@CallumWebley) June 30, 2015
— Liam Fretwell (@fretz07) June 30, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Smalling. But in form, Evans is the best suited to play with him. I'm not joking.
— DoMaria (@domanutd) June 30, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Smalling. He stepped up last season when we needed him most and deserves the chance.
— BIG DAVE (@JayFarrant1) June 30, 2015
— Tom Coast (@thcoast) June 30, 2015
@PeoplesPerson_ Ramos and Rojo would be the most fun…… Not the most intelligent but definitely the most fun
— Enda Higgins (@endahiggins88) June 30, 2015
Evans looks to be on his way out of United this summer but van Gaal has shown faith in Jones and Smalling by rewarding them with new contracts.
Whoever plays alongside Ramos will benefit from the Spaniard’s vast experience and winning mentality. He is a born leader and will undoubtedly whip his partner into shape.
Of course, there is the possibility that Ramos could line up with another player entirely. United have also been heavily linked with Valencia’s Nicolas Otamendi and they are not short of cash should they want to bring both him and Ramos in.