With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, United are linked with a German midfielder.
The report claims United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has had the 23-year-old scouted on several occasions and after ruling out any new signings this month, it’s suggested the Scot is considering making a move for the German international at the end of the season.
Bender joined the defending Bundesliga champions from 1860 Munich in 2009 and has gone on to become an important part of Jurgen Klopp’s first team plans. However, his season has been hampered by a series of niggling injuries that has seen him make just 7 appearances in all competitions so far this campaign.
The Mail claim that Sir Alex Ferguson has been impressed by his defensive attributes and sees him as the perfect partner for Michael Carrick at the heart of United’s midfield.
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A move for a central midfielder in the summer makes sense for United. Unfortunately, Paul Scholes isn’t going to be able to play forever and even if he does decide to stay-on for another year, at 38-years-old he’s not the talent he once was an no longer commands a regular first-team place at Old Trafford.
Nathan Cleverley is an excellent talent but a club like United need competition for places in all areas of the pitch so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Fergie bring in another central midfielder at the end of the season. Will that man be Bender? We’ll have to wait and see but the Mail claim there is certainly an interest there.
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