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Solskjaer asked to sign Gary Cahill

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Gary Cahill is a free agent at the moment after getting released from Chelsea and former West Ham striker David Connolly believes that the Englishman could be a great signing for the team.

Manchester United have been in the market for a defender for quite a while now. And while the club initially wanted to sign Matthijs de Ligt, the Red Devils are likely to miss out with the Dutchman closer to signing for Juventus.

The likes of Harry Maguire and Kalidou Koulibaly have also been linked to moves to Old Trafford. However, nothing has happened so far and it appears that Solskjaer will have to move towards signing a cost effective centre back.

And according to Connolly, Gary Cahill would be the right candidate. The former Bolton man was released from Chelsea recently and is a free agent. While speaking to talkSPORT as reported by the Daily Star, Connolly says that there is no hard in signing an experienced player like Cahill.

“There are deals out there,” the former West Ham and Southampton striker told talkSPORT.

“[Toby] Alderweireld is available for £25m and Gary Cahill has just gone on a free.

“Now, what harm would it be to take a Gary Cahill, with all his experience and winners’ medals, into the building? It’s that experience, you might have lost a lot, well get someone in that would give that!

“Look, he’s not going to bring the ball out from the back like if they had a Harry Maguire. But he’s a top, top centre-half who looks as fit as a flea.

“Obviously he hasn’t played that much, but he looks after himself. So why not someone like that? Under Sir Alex [Ferguson], he would always make an ageing, loanee signing, a Henrik Larsson or they had [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic [under Jose Mourinho] for example.

“Someone like that at the back would do terrifically for them.”