Man United remain interested in shock January target

Manchester United remain interested in former Manchester City defender Omar Elabdellaoui and watched him in Europa League action last week, according to reports from the Daily Mail.

The Norway international emerged as a shock target for the Red Devils late on in the last transfer window, with Louis van Gaal having been franticly searching for right-back options.

Some speculated that their interest was born out of desperation, but reports claim that United are actually still keen on the Olympiakos man.

It’s understood that scouts from the Manchester giants watched the Greek giants in action against Anderlecht last Thursday as they were knocked out of the competition.

The 24-year-old has been a big hit since joining the Piraeus-based club and has found his feet after a difficult spell at Man City between 2011 and 2013.

Elabdellaoui has been capped 19 times at senior international level and can cover both full-back positions.