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3 reasons why Manchester United should sign Toby Alderweireld

Ashwin Asok
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7.25K   //    22 May 2018, 16:52 IST

#2 One of the best ball playing defenders

2018 EPL Premier League Football WBA v Tottenham Hotspur May 5th
Brilliant with his feet

A defender who is skilled enough and comfortable with the ball at his feet is undoubtedly an asset to any team. Throughout the years, Alderweireld has made a name for himself with his composure, distribution from the back and his brilliant passing range which has earned him many plaudits.

Of all centre-backs United have at the moment, Only Victor Lindelof can be classified as a ball playing defender but the Swede has struggled to find his feet in the Premier League following his arrival last summer.

Alderweireld's passing ability will allow United to deploy a 4-3-3 formation with ease as he can often initiate attacks from the deeper positions- similar to what Rio Ferdinand mastered during his time at the club.

This would allow the whole United team to push further up the pitch and the forwards can exploit the spaces behind the opposition defenders more often.