Manchester United want £8m defender torn apart by Danny Welbeck

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Semih Kaya is linked with Manchester United. But surely his performance against Danny Welbeck should put them off?

Manchester United have been linked with plenty of central defenders in recent weeks.

This week has seen the likes of Ryan Shawcross and Ron Vlaar linked with a move - and Turkish defender Semih Kaya has also been in the gossip columns.

It is rumoured that Louis van Gaal is keen on the Galatasaray defender, who is also a Turkish international, valued at around £8 million.

Atletico Madrid are also being heavily linked with his signature, with their president flying to Istanbul this week to begin discussions over a deal.

But would United want him anyway?

Because the other week he was torn apart by a player Manchester United were happy to sell on Transfer Deadline day. Danny Welbeck was flogged to Arsenal for £16 million and has been a hit so far.

His best performance was against Galatasaray, when he scored a hat-trick. Kaya was perhaps the best of a bad lot in a back three last on that night - with Felipe Melo and Aurelien Chedjou poor.

But he was still eating Welbeck's dust for most of the game as he was humiliated at times by a player MAnchester united essentially showed the exit door to.

Certainly not a ringing endorsement for a potential signing.

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