The End Of Matteo Darmian? Manchester United Set To Sign 5ft 11 Tall German Defender

According to reports from German newspaper Sport Bild, Manchester United are currently eyeing up a swoop for Bayer Leverkusen defender Benjamin Henrichs.

Many felt that the arrival of Jose Mourinho to Old Trafford this summer would transform Manchester United into a real force this season and under the tutelage of the Portuguese tactician, it was expected that the Red Devils would be challenging for the Premier League title.

As things has turned out though, the former Chelsea manager has endured a terrible start to life at Old Trafford and only 11 games into the season; there has been talk of a major crisis within the club.

It is clear to see that Mourinho has not been left impressed with a host of players currently at his disposal and he has particularly been very critical of the performances of his defensive players.

There has been a lot of speculation that Mourinho could well facilitate a clear out at Old Trafford in January and the likes of Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Daley Blind and Chris Smalling have all been touted to be offloaded by the unhappy United boss.

If indeed the clear out does come into fruition, Mourinho will surely have to bring in a host of new faces to the club and if reports emerging out of Germany are to be believed, the 53-year-old has already shortlisted youngster Benjamin Henrichs as a target to pursue this winter.

Henrichs is currently plying his trade for Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen and having only made his debut for the club back in September last year, the 19-year-old has already managed to establish himself as a regular at the Bay Arena.

Given the promise Henrichs has shown so far, many believe that the young full-back will become a star in the foreseeable future and as a result, it has been no surprise to see a host of clubs courting his services.

Now the Bild have gone on to claim that Manchester United are currently monitoring Henrichs and could make a move during the January transfer window.

While Antonio Valencia has been impressive at right-back this season, Mourinho does not seem to be fond of backup Matteo Darmian and if the Italian were to leave this winter, the promising Henrichs could well prove to be a decent signing for the Red Devils.