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Manchester United could swoop for Molde defender Forren Vegard, playing under former United great Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, revealed the Sun.
Vegard started his professional career with Molde in 2007 and has become an integral part of their first team setup, winning the Norwegian league in 2011 in Solskjaerâ€™s first season at the helm. The 24 year-old had been chased extensively by Club Brugge in December last year, but Molde rejected the clubâ€™s approaches.
â€œHe could play for United, but I donâ€™t need to tell him that,â€ Solskjaer told Norwegian media. â€œVegard is a very good footballer but he has to be focused on delivering and securing his place in the Norway team.â€
Solskjaerâ€™s link is likely to help Sir Alex Ferguson clinch the defenderâ€™s signature in the January transfer window as United continue to search for an able successor to 31 year-old Nemanja Vidic.
Phil Jones, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans have managed to impress after coming through the ranks, but injuries to these youngsters have often left Ferguson with few defensive options this season. Rio Ferdinand has also struggled with form this season, making defensive purchases imperative for the United manager. A move for Vegard could add depth to United's defence and Solskjaer's backing could see the defender move to Old Trafford this January.
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