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Man United to Launch £8m Bid to Sign Stoke City Keeper Asmir Begovic

by The Newshound

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Old Trafford look to bring in Britannia Stadium custodian.

Manchester United are to bid £8million for Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

The move will pose questions over the futures of £17.8million signing David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard, with the Denmark No 1 the most likely casualty.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Whilst there is no denying that Man United have seen both their first team keepers lack consistency any move by Sir Alex Ferguson to bring a more experienced custodian would surely have to come at the expense of one of the current pair. Such a move would also be a serious blow to both David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard’s confidence and that will clearly not aid their progress on a playing level.

Man United have managed just three clean sheets in 15 Premier League fixtures this season and if it weren’t for the club’s excellent attack they would certainly not be sitting anywhere near the top of the table. Having conceded 21 goals already this term it may well not be just the goalkeeping area that Ferguson looks to rectify.

The club’s defence has looked shaky to say the least and even with youngsters Phil Jones and Chris Smalling returning from injury Man United do not look solid at the back and certainly still miss Nemanja Vidic.

25 year old Bosnian Begovic has been a solid performer at Stoke City this season and the former Portsmouth man would almost certainly be tempted by a possible move to Old Trafford though Tony Pulis has publicly stated his position on the matter by stating that he wouldn’t sell any of his top performers, which may well also scare Ferguson off a possible bid for centre-back Ryan Shawcross.

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