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Manchester United step up interest in Nathaniel Clyne

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Manchester United have come to a decision over their January transfer window plans and are ready to step up their interest in England international defender Nathaniel Clyne.

According to the Daily Express, Louis van Gaal has been impressed with the Southampton star’s performances in the Premier League and believes he would be the ideal addition to his squad at Old Trafford.

2014 was a good year for the right-back as it saw him make his full international debut, playing the entirety of England’s 3-1 victory over Slovenia in November and now it seems as though2015 has started well.

Van Gaal’s men have done well to turn around a poor start to the season and are looking a much stronger side, but problems persist in defence. Fitness and form have both been issues for the Red Devils and they are expected to make additions January.

Rafael da Silva, Antonio Valencia and Chris Smalling have all had opportunities at right-back, but only Brazilian has looked entirely comfortable there. Rafael has been dogged by injury for much of the season, however, anti would seem Van Gaal has run out of patience.

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The report claims that Manchester United were one of the clubs chasing Clyne’s signature when he left Crystal Palace in 2012, but it was Southampton who prevailed in that tussle. Now it looks as though Old Trafford officials are going back to get their man second time around.

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