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United linked with January move for Swedish World Cup captain

Reports have emerged linking Manchester United with a move in the January transfer window for Andreas Granqvist, who captained Sweden in this year’s World Cup.

Granqvist, who currently plays for Helsingborg in his native Sweden, has had a varied career, which included a 14 game spell at Wigan Athletic, as well as sojourns in Holland, Italy and Russia.

Now he could be set for a move to the Premier League as Jose Mourinho desperately looks for reinforcements to prop-up his ailing defence. At 33 years old, Granqvist is not one for the future, so any move for him would be on a loan basis only, as The Daily Mirror reports.

Granqvist is aware of the interest and speaking to local news outlet FotbollDireckt said “I know that there is a lot of interest for me. United is incredibly flattering but I have not heard anything concrete yet”.

Meanwhile, United’s off-the-field problems continue, with the latest controversy coming after captain Antonio Valencia had to apologise for “liking” an Instagram post that call for Mourinho to be sacked.

Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.