Nemanja Vidic Manchester United
Nemanja Vidic could make a stunning return to Manchester UnitedReuters

Manchester United and their defence has been one of the hottest topics of the English Premier League season so far. Louis Van Gaal has gone from a back-three to a back-five to a back-four all in the first ten games of the Premier League season, but inconsistency and injuries have hampered the team's progress at the back considerably.

With the likes of Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Phil Jones not quite convincing, during the little time that they were not injured, Van Gaal has been tipped to make a move for a central defender in the January transfer window.

The likes of Mats Hummels, Ezequiel Garay and Ron Vlaar have all be heavily linked with moves to Old Trafford, but the latest one could be the most interesting one yet, what with him already being a Manchester United legend and all.

Nemanja Vidic, the man who only made his move to Inter Milan only at the end of last season, after spending eight highly successful years with Manchester United, has now been tipped to the club he skippered so well.

According to the Daily Express, Vidic could sign for Manchester United in the January transfer window, on a six-month deal, after making a lukewarm beginning to his career at Inter Milan.

The Serbian centre-back has failed to shine at the San Siro in his first season in the Serie A, while also copping quite a bit of criticism for his performances in the process, leading to suggestions he could leave Inter Milan in January.

Vidic was the rock that Sir Alex Ferguson built his defence on during his time with the club, and was at one time the best centre-back in the league.

However, the concern for Van Gaal will be Vidic's injury history, with the former Manchester United captain suffering quite a few of them, and serious ones at that, during his career.

The 33-year-old has reached the twilight of his stellar career as well, but, signing the defender for the second half of the season could just turn out to be a masterstroke, because the one major thing that has been missing from this Manchester United defence is experience, and Vidic certainly has loads of that.