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Transfer – United seek redemption from World Cup star



Lucas Hernandez

Manchester United looking forward to redeeming their defence by securing the signature of Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez.

It would be recalled that manager Jose Mourinho had casted doubt over his defence with claims that he does not know who his best defenders are.

The Portuguese manager claims this after they were thrashed 3-0 by Tottenham in last week’s league fixture.

Although, the team seem to have bounced back with a 2-0 win against Burnley, the Manchester club are interested in securing their back line.

Club chairman, Ed Woodward has hinted on a more busy activity by the Red Devils as soon as the January transfers window is opened, having disappointed Mourinho by not approving funds for transfer dealings.

However, Hernandez who was a major key player for France, the winners of the Russia 2018 World Cup has been identified as a cover for the shaky United defence.

Having signed a new long-term contract with Atletico this summer, United seem ready to meet the player’s release clause of £72m at the end of the season.

Since Mourinho’s request for the signings of Leicester City’s Harry Maguire and Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld was turned down, a move for Hernandez, knowing his influence in France’s World Cup win could be more convincing.

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United boss Jose Mourinho was unable to bring a new central defender to the club during the summer transfer window, despite the reported interest in Leicester City’s Harry Maguire and Tottenham Hotspur’s Toby Alderweireld.

Hernandez operated at left-back for France during the 2018 World Cup, but can also play in central defence.

The Frenchman is fast closing on 100 first-team appearances for Atletico.