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Man Utd hopeful of signing Atleti defender

Man Utd hopeful of signing Atleti defender

Gimenez still on United radar

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho remains interested in signing Atletico Madrid's Jose Gimenez as he bids to reinforce his backline in the New Year.

The Uruguayan international is currently the third-choice centre-back at Atleti with Stefan Savic and Diego Godin ahead of him in the pecking order.

According to ESPN, the 'Special One' is hopeful of luring the young centre-half to Old Trafford in January with a view to strengthening his defensive options.

Mourinho has seen his side struggle to keep cleansheets over the past couple of games, and this has urged him to recruit a new centre-back, who could go straight into the starting line-up.

Phil Jones and Marcus Rojo are currently the preferred partnership at the heart of the defence, but it would not be long before Mourinho decides to offload one of the two in order to land a fresh signing.