Louis van Gaal’s apparent obsession with left backs continues, with the Manchester United boss hopeful of capturing Real Madrid star Fabio Coentrao in January, as reported by the Daily Express.
The boss is hopeful that his stars Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao can both play a key role in convincing Los Blancos star Coentrao that a switch to Old Trafford is right for his career.
Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is thought to be hopeful of signing a new left back in the winter, and Marcelo is set to be kept instead of the Portuguese full back.
Man Utd failed with an attempted move for the full back in the summer, and Van Gaal is said to be willing to offer him an opportunity out of the Santiago Bernabeu.
The Red Devils already signed both Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo in the summer, two left backs, so it remains to be seen how Coentrao will fit in.