Back causing Bayern Munich problems at the top of the Bundesliga table, Borussia Dortmund are currently enjoying their best start to the season in years, picking up 17 points from their first seven games in the Bundesliga.
A very young team, Der BVB remain unbeaten and have clicked incredibly well, thriving under the orders of former Borussia Mönchengladbach manager Lucien Favre.
Among the new(ish) crop of players is Swiss defender Manuel Akandji, who is now an integral part of his national team’s set up, and who one day dreams of playing for Manchester United.
The 23-year-old sat down with the press on international duty, and, relayed by Bluewin, said: “Many know that Manchester United has been my favourite club since childhood. It would be nice to play there, but that’s not an issue right now.
“I am very satisfied in Dortmund, I want to win titles with BVB and compete in many more big tournaments with the Swiss national teams.”
Bought from Basel last January for £19m, Akanji has actually already played against the Red Devils, doing so twice last season in the Champions League, first losing 3-0 at Old Trafford before being a part of the team that beat José Mourinho’s men 1-0 at St Jakob Park.
He’ll be glad to know that the Portuguese manager is currently looking for a centre-back, even if Manchester United appear reluctant to gift him one for the time being.
If he’s still around next summer, perhaps Mourinho will now know where to look, since he shouldn’t have too much trouble convincing him to sign.