Sergio Ramos is world class but would he be the final piece in Man Utd’s defensive jigsaw? Adam Bate asks the question... Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas did it at Chelsea last season. There are others convinced that Petr Cech could fulfil a similar role at Arsenal this summer. It’s that one signing in precisely the position it’s needed that immediately inspires confidence that a club’s fortunes will be drastically improved. The situation at Manchester United is somewhat more muddled. First and foremost, the club is some way short of acquiring the services of Sergio Ramos and there remains the nagging suspicion that the dalliance will conclude in the defender signing a new contract at Real Madrid. EUROPA LEAGUE - 9th Jul AberdeenvFK Shkendija 79 Aberdeen2/11 Draw5/1 FK Shkendija 7912/1 PospisilvMurray Andy Murray to win 3-1 (Set Betting)4/1 Bet nowBet £5 get £20 free These reports saying £40million plus David de Gea for Sergio Ramos. Please no! Nothing [against] Ramos but it can’t be right. Gary Neville on Twitter But the reservations extend beyond the fear of being played for fools. “These reports saying £40million plus David de Gea for Sergio Ramos,” wrote Sky Sports pundit and former Manchester United player Gary Neville on Twitter. “Please no! Nothing [against] Ramos but it can’t be right.” Notwithstanding the esteem in which De Gea is regarded at Old Trafford, it’s still quite the reaction to being linked with one of the world’s best defenders. As fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher pointed out this week, there are few better.