Man Utd Transfer News: Fergie Linked With £15m-Rated German Midfielder

By on January 6, 2013

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.

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Manchester United are lining up a move for £15m-rated Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender, according to the Daily Mail.

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.

Would you like to see Bender join United in the summer? Get involved in the comments section below.

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26 Comments

  1. nic

    January 6, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Nathan Cleverly? Good one.

  2. neyo

    January 6, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Fergi plz get him now,scholes is old.

  3. YouIdiots

    January 6, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Nathan Cleverley? And we are now expected to take this report seriously? Really? Really? REALLY?

    Terrible journalism…at it’s finest.

  4. Uzomag

    January 6, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Pls sir go for him, cos united midfield is shaking.

  5. giggs11

    January 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    rather his bro LARS! THANKS SAF!

  6. Roro

    January 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I think Kevin Strootman offers more. He’s great defensively. Can play as a deeper, holding/defensive midfielder and can push up as he’s great technically and with a good eye for a pass. He’s a box to box type really. He’s a big lad, not yaya toure big, but compared with scholes, anderson or TOM Cleverley (who the hell is nathan?) he’s towering at 1.86m. And he’ll cost roughly the same. At 22 and already captained the national team. I believe he’s the man to really help our midfield.

  7. Roro

    January 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Dutch National team that is. Plays for PSV. Very impressive young player. Not disrespect to sven bender but i think strootman all round offers more

  8. Offu

    January 6, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    If we must get somtin out of champ/pre leag,our midfd has 2 be strengthen.sir pls get dis players 2 salvage RVP effort

  9. yomi adewuyi

    January 6, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    am using this ample opportunity to urge sir Alex Ferguson to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender to old tr-afford. because Paul sch-oles and Ryan Giggs are old.

  10. Gideon kiprono

    January 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Sign em now not at da end of season

  11. YouIdiots

    January 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    is everyone that uses this site miles out? are everyone of you complete and utter fools? Sven signed a brand spanking new contract today with improved wages until 2017…good luck with the signing. And once again…Nathan Cleverley? So we have a world champion boxer in our midfield? First I’ve heard of it!

    TERRIBLE JOURNALISM.

  12. Olaiya Sanusi Adesina

    January 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Please SAF get us conte dat put on no10 4 dotmond pls

    • Oluwole sunday.j

      January 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm

      Fergies shuld go 4 a young playerz we fan we dnt want old milddfildr.we need correct middfild dt wl wrk wit RVP.

  13. Oluwole sunday.j

    January 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    The king of England. Great utd.wit d consence of ferguson,utd wl stnd.fergies shuld go 4 more middfild 2 replace scoles.

  14. Ziggy

    January 7, 2013 at 4:04 am

    Victor wanyama shld b a great option as well.

  15. Gershom Asajile

    January 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Take him and His brother Sven and Lars Bender to be like Fabio and Rafael. Sneijder, strootman, Begovic and Vidal.

  16. Abdul rahim

    January 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Pls sir get him nw we need him nw not end of d season

  17. A Abdullahi

    January 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Pls fergy try and buy quality midrield cox we relly want paul schole replacement

  18. YUSUF

    January 8, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Alex i dont know whats rong with ur brain cant discover our froblems we are now in need of wingers not centeral midfield coz valancia is usless at all.

  19. YUSUF

    January 8, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Alex i dont know whats wrong with ur brain cant discover our froblems we are now in need of wingers not centeral midfield coz valancia is usless at all.

  20. Ebenezer

    January 8, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Sir i dn’t have much to say, than for us to buy a very talented attacking midfieder, before d end of d transfer window cus we need a very good midfielder, so dt we cn maintain d position we are in d title and to overcome our rivals.plz sir, Utd lover.

  21. Ebenezer

    January 8, 2013 at 11:37 am

    And aswell a winger, cuz all our wingers dullant.

  22. Aguta sunday

    January 9, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Plz sir,go and get the guy

  23. payne

    January 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

    letz join de neymar…hez young..with him n our other young talents..powell,de gea,jones,rafael,cleverly,smalling,fabio,angelo….we cud rule de world in some few yrs… Lars wud be better though…hez versatile

  24. Chukwuma godson

    January 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Sir alex should buy attacking midfield to balance d team

  25. VICTOR IYERE

    January 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    WE NEED MIDFIELDER TO REPLACE PAUL SCHOLE AND WINGER TO REPLACE VALANCIA BECAUSE HE IS OUT OF FORM.. PLS, BUY NOW ALEX!!!

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