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Man United to sign tough-tackling centre-back as first January signing

Jose Mourinho is still holding out for one or two signings in the January transfer window and Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Sweden and Helsingborgs IF centre-back Andreas Granqvist, this is according to reports.

Granqvist had a brief spell with Wigan in the Premier Leauge between 2006/08 but since then, he has toured clubs in Holland, Italy and Russia.

The 33-year tough tackling defender is yet to call time on his international career and he represented his country along Victor Lindelof at the World Cup.

And now, United have been linked with a loan move for the star man as Mourinho aims to shore up his defense in the January transfer window.

He spoke with FotbollDirekt where he claimed Man United are linked with a move for him.

“I know that there is a lot of interest for me. United is incredibly flattering but I have not heard anything concrete yet.”

Mourinho is not short of options in his defense but the Portuguese manager is apparently dissatisfied with the show-off of his players.

The president Helsingbor claims it would be a good move for United and the player.

“If Andreas and his family would like to move, we cannot close the door for a good deal. I have received the news about interest from Manchester United for Granqvist through the media. Contacts haven’t been brought to the club.

“Several of the younger players in Manchester United’s defence may be better footballers than Andreas, but they lack his managerial skills, routine and attitude.”

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