Manuel Akanji reveals he dreams of joining Red Devils

Rex Christensen
October 13, 2018

Jose Mourinho was desperate to strengthen his defence over the summer but Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward reportedly refused to sanction a £70million offer and meet Tottenham's asking price for the Belgium worldwide, while similar reservations were held over England World Cup hero Maguire, who subsequently signed a new deal with Leicester City.

Manchester United were linked with Leicester's Harry Maguire, Tottenham star Toby Alderweireld and Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng.

Borussia Dortmund's young defender Manuel Akanji has made clear his yearning to play for Manchester United at some point in the future.

Akanji explained that he has been a Man United fan since he was a child and that it would be a dream move if he were to sign for the Reds at some point in his career. "To get as far as possible in football".

"Many know that Manchester United has been my favourite club since childhood", Akanji explained to Bluewin. I'd like to play there one day.

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"It would be nice to play there once. I am happy at Dortmund and try to be the best possible person off the pitch". Akanji is not only an integral part of the Dortmund side but also showed his enormous potential during his country's impressive World Cup run.

The coach gives me the confidence and freedom to start plays from the back.

Manuel Akanji is developing into the flawless modern day centre back under Lucien Favre. But I also must take on more responsibility in defence because, unlike last season, I am usually the older of the two center-backs. I like having more responsibility.

'This summer at a meeting of the coaches, I met Mourinho.

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