And the way United are playing at the moment, it looks like the Red Devils need him. The Old Trafford team played West Ham United away to Upton Park on Sunday and put in a really bad first half performance. The Hammers have already beaten Manchester city and Liverpool this season and were poised to deliver a hammer blow to Louis van Gaal’s men, too.
United were saved by a very late daly blind goal that allowed the Dutch manager to leave East London without any egg on his face. Sam Allardyce had words after the match and couldn’t believe it was united who had to resort to the long balls into the Hammer’s penalty area – around 30 of them! Just last year that was the tactic that Allardyce resorted to with his injury-laden squad.
United’s defense with Shaw and Rojo in it, didn’t do the business and West Ham were unlucky not to have another goal or two. So would Barcelona’s Dani Alves be a good addition to a very worrying United squad?
Obviously the answer is yes as the player is out of contract in the summer and would bring some valuable experience to the United back four. The Daily Express reveal that Old Trafford are set to open up talks with Alves and hope to see off any interest from Arsenal with their succulent offer. 31 year old Alves has yet to be offered a new contract with the Catalan giants despite the club not being able to sign any new talent until January 2016. United would offer Dani Alves a contract that would amount to £15.6m and run until 2018 to fill the void left at right back ever since Gary Neville’s retirement in 2011.