BORUSSIA DORTMUND STAR EXPRESS DESIRE TO PLAY FOR MANCHESTER UNITED

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Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji has revealed Manchester United as his favourite club and also expressed his desire to play for Manchester United.

The 23-year-old Switzerland international moved to Dortmund in January and he has started all of Dortmund’s Bundesliga matches this season.

“Many know that Manchester United has been my favourite club since childhood. It would be nice to play there, but that’s not an issue right now,” Akanji said.

“I am very satisfied in Dortmund. I want to win titles with BVB and compete in many more big tournaments with the Swiss national team.”

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has complained about the lack of defenders who can pass the ball at Manchester United and Akanji could be the player Mourinho needs.

Akanji isn’t just an excellent defender but he possesses excellent passing range. He has completed nearly 95 per cent of his passes in the Bundesliga this year.