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16/12/2009 09:56

Papers: Reds eye new Vida

Reds set to swoop for Serbian starlet
Manchester United are targeting young Serbian central defender Uros Cosic - seen by his club CSKA Moscow as potentially a bigger talent than Nemanja Vidic. The 17-year-old may move to Old Trafford next year, despite CSKA’s desire to keep him, admitted club president Yevgeni Giner. So highly is he rated that the Moscow outfit has enlisted the help of Kremlin president Dmitry Medvedev in a bid to grant him Russian citizenship. “I must stress that we would like to keep Cosic”, said Giner. "We even offered him Russian citizenship. It now depends upon the Presdent Medvedev whether it is granted or not. I have not seen such a great central defender before, not to mention that he is only 17. But Manchester United would also love to have him. They have already made several attempts to approach me about him, asking if I was ready to negotiate. They can see - the boy is going to grow into a bigger star than Vidic.”
Mirror, Sports staff

Fabio Capello thinks Sir Alex Ferguson should stick with Michael Owen in his team, according to The Sun. The England boss says: “Owen is a player I follow. I saw the last game he played on television and he scored three goals in the Champions League but the next game he did not play. I ask myself why?”

The same paper believes the Reds’ other Owen - Hargreaves, that is - has a chance of making the plane to the World Cup finals in South Africa, providing he can get fit and play regular football sooner rather than later.

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