Manchester United face competition from Real Madrid and Liverpool for star with £42.5million release clause

Eder Militao

Eder Militao

Manchester United face tough competition for the signing of Eder Militao, according to the Sun.

The Porto defender has been in great form since his move from Sao Paulo, and Real Madrid and Liverpool have joined the race for the 20-year-old (h/t Sun).

The report adds that Porto have inserted a £42.5million release clause in the Brazilian’s contract but want to negotiate another deal and increase hike his price.

The 20-year-old is comfortable as a central defender or as a right-back, with United having problems in defence this season.

The Red Devils signed Diogo Dalot from Porto in the summer, however, we could not sign a new central defender in the previous window.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba

Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof have been preferred as our first-choice pairing, with the likes of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones being inconsistent this season.

It will be interesting to see how the club deals with the with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm.

The Norwegian stated that he would share his inputs on any players that United want to sign, but was happy with his current side.

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United have won every game under their new manager, and are close to the Champions League spots. We lie six points behind Chelsea and tightening up the defence could ensure us finishing in a respectable position.