Dwight Yorke names the ‘perfect fit’ transfer Man Utd must make this summer

Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke believes Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly would be the 'perfect fit' to partner Harry Maguire in the heart of the Red Devils' defence.

United continue to be linked with a swoop for Napoli centre-half Koulibaly along with a host of other top clubs across Europe.

Maguire has impressed since his arrival at Old Trafford but loss of form and fitness for Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof at various points of the campaign has left a feeling United could be even stronger in that area.

And Yorke believes United should prioritise the signing of Koulibaly, with rivals Liverpool and Manchester City also said to be tracking the defender.

The Trinidadian told Stadium Astro: "Without a doubt I think he's one that everyone is after and if United are going to make some big signings like they always do, I would definitely [sign him], if we can afford him then why not?

"I think he is the perfect fit to come into centre-half alongside Maguire, that would be awesome to have him there and suddenly we look a proper team then, with the likes of [Paul] Pogba and Bruno [Fernandes] and one of the holding midfielders and the front three forwards.

"We become a team who suddenly everybody will be fearing.

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"The Italian league for me used to be the top league, it's very difficult. But certainly with everyone after him, what he's done in the Italian league so far he is a name everyone is after.

"If he's one that everyone is after then why should United not go after him?

"And that sends a clear message that we are hard to beat and certainly with the quality we are possessing at the minute, for me that's kind of a no-brainer if I were United at this stage, or if I was Ole or in Ole's position, I would be persuading to get him because I know how important [it is] to have another centre-half of his quality alongside Maguire."

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