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Man Utd boss Ferguson goes for Campbell

Manchester United are making a shock move for former England defender Sol Campbell. The Sun says United boss Alex Ferguson sees the former England centre-half as the answer to United's defensive problems now he is finally allowed to play again.

Campbell, 35, has been training by himself since leaving Notts County in September, just weeks after signing a five-year deal worth £10million with the League Two side.

The one-time Spurs and Arsenal star has now reached agreement with County over his registration which leaves him free to join another club.

United desperately need Campbell's experience to overcome a back four crisis that has Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Wes Brown, Gary Neville, Jonny Evans and John O'Shea all crocked.

Midfielders Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher started at centre-half against Wolfsburg last night.

United are investigating how quickly they can sign Campbell and the signs are he will be fit for his debut for the champions early in the New Year.

Campbell could face the Gunners on January 31 and another ex-club, Portsmouth, on February 6.

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