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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Liverpool have unveiled their new home kit for next season, sticking with the hugely popular retro styling of the current shirt.
The reputation of the Premier League means it is the most popular and one of the most watched leagues in the world.