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Manchester United Set Sights On Perfect £12m Deal: Sir Alex Keen On Ready Made Van der Sar Replacement Neuer

by Christian Bailey

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Schalke’s safe pair of hands on Old Trafford radar.

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May 28, 2010 - Eppan, Italy - epa02177566 Manuel Neuer, new No1 goalkeeper of Germany'S national soccer team in action during practice in Rungg near Eppan, South Tyrol, Italy, 28 May 2010. Germany's national soccer squad prepares for the upcoming World Cup 2010 in a camp running until 02 June 2010.

German international keeper Manuel Neuer is reportedly a target of Sir Alex Ferguson has he looks for a long term replacement for Edwin Van der Sar. The Schalke goalie is the current German international number one and has been in excellent form of late helping his side to within touching distance of their first Bundesliga title in over 50 years.

Ferguson is desperately searching for a safe pair of hands after deciding that Ben Foster, now at Birmingham, and Thomas Kuszczak were not good enough to take over from the Dutch veteran when he finally hangs up his gloves.

Neuer is a solid keeper who at 24 years of age has a long and prosperous career ahead of him. He has shown maturity beyond his years and is in many ways the perfect successor to Van der Sar and could well be tempted by a move to the Premier League.

United linked with Neuer

Manchester United could be in the running for Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who would be slotted as Edwin Van der Sar’s replacement. (Goal.com)

Thought to be valued at around £12m the Old Trafford boss would hope that he would be given sufficient funds to secure a player who would be a vital addition for the future.

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