United keen on Fulham’s Hangeland.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a bid for Fulham centre-back Brede Hangeland, reports the Metro.
The Scot is desperate to beef up his back-line, which has shipped goals recently in the absence of injured trio Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Nemanja Vidic.
Hangeland’s contract at Craven Cottage expires at the end of the season, meaning United could swoop for the 31-year-old on the cheap in January.
The towering defender has barely put a foot wrong since joining the West Londoners from Copenhagen in 2008 and has been frequently been linked with a move to Arsenal.
United have fallen behind in 5 of their seven league games so far this season and conceding ten goals along the way, much to Ferguson’s frustration.
Although Hangeland is older than Ferguson’s usual targets, the Scot feels United need a solid presence at the back, with Jones and Vidic both someway off a return.
Rio Ferdinand, 33, has struggled in recently weeks and was badly exposed by Tottenham’s pace in Spurs’ 3-2 at Old Trafford, while Johnny Evans remains unconvincing.
Fulham are unwilling to lose the Norway international but boss Martin Jol is aware than Hangeland could walk away for free next summer so is willing to considers any bids from Old Trafford.
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