Is Fabio not ready for regular role at Old Trafford?
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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has put Celtic’s Honduras World Cup left back Emilio Izaguirre on his wish list.
Ferguson made a personal check on the 24-year-old defender in the Old Firm Scottish Cup tie yesterday after glowing reports from his scouts.
Izaguirre joined Celtic in the summer from his homeland – picking the SPL giants ahead of Wigan among others – and he has emerged as a top talent with his cavalier displays.
Ferguson is looking for a new left back to compete with Patrice Evra, a glaring weakness in his squad, and he could swoop for the Latin American star in the summer.
United know that Evra could move on if he does not sign a long-term contract soon – with his current agreement expiring in the summer of 2012.
Fergie wants an understudy for the Frenchman who could eventually replace him and plays in a similar style. Celtic would find it hard to resist any concerted move from the Old Trafford super club.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
The left back slot at Old Trafford is hardly a “glaring weakness,” as the Daily Mirror article states, though the picture above shows that Emilio Izaguirre is capable of performing a mean robot.
Manchester United already have a left back to compete with Patrice Evra in the young Brazilian Fabio, and in the unlikely scenario that neither of those is fit, John O’Shea can fill in.
Fabio is surely being earmarked as Evra’s replacement in the long term, but the Frenchman has shown no sign that he is not going to renew his contract, and another player for that position seems a bit unnecessary at this stage.
Sir Alex Ferguson was at Ibrox to see the Old Firm game between Rangers and Celtic, along with his brother and scout Martin Ferguson.
It is more likely that they were there to watch the home goalkeeper Allan McGregor, who is one of a number of potential replacements for Edwin van der Sar being considered for the summer.
Either that, or it is a family reunion.
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