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Robson: Manchester United needed a big defender like Bruno Martins Indi

Bryan Robson believes Dutch hard man Bruno Martins Indi would have been an ideal signing for Manchester United.

Bruno Martins Indi Man Utd Porto
Bruno Martins Indi signed for Porto after the World Cup. Credit: PA

The 22-year-old centre-back joined Porto from Feyenoord this week after enjoying a solid World Cup under new United boss Louis van Gaal.

"He really impressed me in Brazil, especially against Argentina when they were up against it," Robson said.

"He had a really good tournament. He had a big presence on the pitch and we need someone like that."

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Van Bommel takes charge of Holland U17s

Mark van Bommel has taken his first steps in management after being named on the coaching staff of the Holland Under-17 team.

Van Bommel, 36, retired from playing at the end of last season after a stellar career at club and international level that saw him capped 79 times by Holland and win league titles at PSV Eindhoven, AC Milan, Bayern Munich and Barcelona.

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