Manchester United to rekindle interest in world class defender

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According to the latest reports Manchester United are set to reignite their interest in a former world class target in order to strengthen their defence.

Whilst the world of football is perpetually focused on the next wonderkid and a player’s potential, experience is often undermined. Yet experience is a crucial part of any successful side. Manchester United’s policy has seemed to focus on buying potential, but it seems Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now veering towards trying to add some experience amidst that potential.

Experienced players are crucial because of their level headedness and their plethora of footballing knowledge. They can help and be the heroes in high pressure situations and they can lead and guide the team.

Such players can often help build the potential of the younger players. They can lead by example and offer imperative advice.

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Having learned from the best during his playing days, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be more aware of this fact than anyone else.

With the Norwegian’s focus very much on the future, it seems he has found an ideal experienced candidate who could help the current United squad learn.

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport via Goal, the Red Devils are keen to reignite their interest in the Uruguayan and Inter Milan centre-back, Diego Godin.

Godin is one of the most distinguished centre backs in the world. He has played at several World Cups, has captained his country and led his team into a Champions League final.

Diego Godin has 132 caps for Uruguay and has played well over 600 games in his professional career.

At 34, he has impressed at Inter Milan this season and showed he still has what it takes.

While, he might not be a regular starter at United, his knowledge and experience would be crucial in the dressing room.

Meanwhile, as a back-up he would certainly be a better and more solid option than the likes of Phil Jones or Marcos Rojo.

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