Man United Set Sights On £4m Unknown Centre Back to Help Resolve Defensive Crisis

Old Trafford side target Norwegian international.

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MANCHESTER UNITED are keeping tabs on Vegard Forren who plays for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Molde.

The ex-Old Trafford hero believes the £4million-rated Norway defender, 24, is good enough and said: “He could play for United, but I don’t need to tell him that.”


Sir Alex Ferguson must be getting tired of seeing his Man United side concede goals with alarming regularity. Whilst it’s true that this has in the main been down to the fact that key defenders are out injured he will also be aware that those who are fully fit are simply not pulling their weight.

Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Nemanja Vidic are all sidelined and have left Rio Ferdinand, Jonny Evans and at times Michael Carrick having to hold the defensive fort and they are not doing so with a great deal of confidence at the moment.

Vegard Forren is by no means a household name but perhaps he has the quality to make it at Old Trafford? He does have the backing of his Molde boss, and former Man United legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but one does wonder if such a signing makes any sense?

Clearly if all his options are fit and healthy then Ferguson has more than enough options to call upon at the back and therefore one would have thought any possible cover, perhaps purchased in January, would come in the form of an experienced old hand to help the club weather the storm. A player like Fulham’s Brede Hangeland.

A move for a 24 year old Norwegian who only earned his first full cap in January wouldn’t appear to make a great deal of sen.

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