WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

Papers: Hazard on radar

13/03/2012 09:29

Mark Ogden writes in The Telegraph...

Sir Alex eyes Eden Hazard
Sir Alex Ferguson has stepped up his interest in Lille midfielder Eden Hazard by going on a scouting mission to watch the £25 million-rated Belgium international. Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, spent Saturday evening at Stade de Gerland as French champions Lille suffered a 2-1 defeat against Lyon. Ferguson has held a long-standing interest in Hazard, but Tottenham had been favourites to sign the 21 year-old, who has also been monitored by Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City. However, with Ferguson determined to avoid a repeat of last summer’s failure to add an attacking midfielder to his squad, when moves for Samir Nasri and Wesley Sneijder both ended in disappointment, the Scot is keen to identify targets for an early raid in the transfer market this summer.

Elsewhere, the Daily Mail claim United fear Anderson could miss the rest of the season. It says the Brazilian damaged his hamstring in training last week and the club are awaiting results of hospital scans. The feeling, allegedly, is that he could face a long lay-off.

Meanwhile, amid a glowing tribute to David Moyes in The Telegraph, Henry Winter speculates that the Everton boss could one day succeed Sir Alex as manager of Manchester United.

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