The People reports that United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to strengthen his defence in January.
Hangeland was strongly linked with a move away from Fulham in the summer.
United have struggled with injuries to their centre-backs this season and are keen on signing the 31-year-old defender.
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Summer 2016 is set to be a very exciting time for football fans, as this is when the long awaited Euro 2016 tournament kicks off.
Since Guus Hiddink arrived at the helm, Chelsea have improved considerably after a tricky start to the campaign.