Manchester United legend recommends Danish defender to Ferguson

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Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has recommended a potential signing to manager Sir Alex Ferguson in the shape of 20-year-old defender Jores Okore.

The Ivorian-born centre back was one of the few FC Nordsjaelland players to come out of last night’s 4-0 Champions League defeat to Chelsea with any credit, impressing against a constant attacking barrage from Roberto Di Matteo’s side.

And, despite the disappointing scoreline, Schmeichel believes the Danish international showed why Ferguson should consider adding him to the Red Devils ranks.

"I've already mentioned him to Sir Alex Ferguson, of course,” Schmeichel, who played for Manchester United, Aston Villa and Manchester City during two separate spells in England, told SkySports.

"I think everybody who's watched him play, who has contacts in various clubs around has just kept an eye on this fellow, because he is something."

"We've always known he was quick, we've always known the strength. He's good in the air, we've never seen him on this stage before at this level, and the way he played today was a big surprise for me, that he could actually pass the ball as he did and take part in open play."

Okore made his league debut for the Danish champions towards the end of the 2010/11 campaign, and is now a regular at the heart of the defence at Farum Park.

Manchester United, meanwhile, have major concerns at the back, with captain Nemanja Vidic joining youngsters Phil Jones and Chris Smalling on the sidelines at Old Trafford.

The addition of Okore would add some much needed depth to the ranks, although when all players are fit and available, the Scottish boss would have a selection headache on his hands.

It's also unclear how much Okore would cost Manchester United.

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