England boss Gareth Southgate may have given Man Utd perfect January transfer solution

And even more intriguing for United fans will be the fact both Coady and Maguire have history of playing together – and well.

Sheffield United brought Coady in on loan when he was still a Liverpool player back in 2013 to partner Maguire in defence.

They played nearly game alongside each other as Sheffield United finished with the third-best defensive record in League One that season.

Both players would go on take different paths before joining up once again at England.

But United’s need for a new central defender is clear and Coady could be the perfect solution.

source: express.co.uk