Manchester United have been busy this summer with Louis van Gaal joining the club, Ryan Giggs becoming his assistant manager and a host of experienced first-team players leaving for pastures new.
The Red Devils have been busy trying to bolster their ranks and have brought in Ander Herrera and Luke Shaw. While that proves useful investment, the Old Trafford outfit have less than a month to add more personnel and time is slowly running out.
While a centre-back is in desperate need for the club, van Gaal will recognise that a holding midfielder is key – particularly in Michael Carrick’s absence, which is why the name Nigel De Jong has become associated with the club recently. The former Manchester City man seems to be a reasonable option for their cross-city rivals, especially given his low price.
Here are three reasons why the former Manchester City man would be a perfect fit for the Red Devils.