The Old Trafford side could let Darron Gibson join Gerard Houllier at Villa Park.
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Gerard Houllier wants to take Darron Gibson to Aston Villa.
The Villa boss is keen on the Manchester United midfielder, but would need a major favour from old rival Sir Alex Ferguson to get his man.
Gibson, 23, is a squad player at Old Trafford but Houllier believes he would be a key man in his first XI.
Villa will try to sign Gibson in January, either on loan or on a permanent basis. They believe they may be able to tempt United into loaning him out if it means getting him regular Premier League games and improving his long-term career prospects.
Republic of Ireland international Gibson (above) is renowned for having a powerful shot but has yet to develop into a first-team regular at Old Trafford.
Houllier knows he will face a battle to persuade United but the loan option gives him some hope, especially with Gibson still struggling for regular games. (Mirror)
This could be a good move for Darron Gibson, who would be likely to get a lot more playing time if at a club like Aston Villa. The midfielder has impressed on occasions at Manchester united, but at 23, does not look to have developed significantly enough to hold down a first team place.
Despite once managing Liverpool, Houllier has a good relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson, making this deal look all the more likely. A new central midfielder is one of the Aston Villa manager’s top priorities in the January transfer window.
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