Former Tottenham and Arsenal man would welcome Old Trafford move.
Former England defender and free agent Sol Campbell has revealed he would welcome a move to Manchester United.
The 35-year-old centre-half would be available in January after finally being released from his five-year contract with Notts County last week.
“I would love to play for Manchester United,” Campbell told ESPN. “But I’m not counting any chickens, just waiting to see what happens.
“I have heard nothing officially from United. It would be a great move.”
The Old Trafford side had 15 players missing – including eight defenders – for Tuesday’s 3-1 Champions League win at Wolfsburg and Campbell could be an attractive option in January’s transfer window.
Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic are the only regular United defenders who are fit with Rio Ferdinand, John O’Shea, Jonny Evans, Gary Neville, Wes Brown as well as Rafael and Fabio da Silva either injured or sick.
Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher were part of a makeshift three-man defence in Germany and it has been reported that manager Sir Alex Ferguson is keen on securing Campbell as a short-term solution. (BBC Sport)
The rumour mill is buzzing with this seemingly perfect short term solution to help resolve Sir Alex’s injury crisis and given the success experienced by Man United’s signing of Michael Owen a move for another England international looking for a new chapter to his career may well be an intelligent one.
Come the new year when games come thick and fast across many competitions the addition of veteran Campbell would do wonders and help the club cope with a truly devastating injury crisis that has left Ferguson mixing and matching players to fit positions they do not normally fill. This is a deal that I can well see happening when the transfer window re-opens.