Old Trafford side once again linked with interest in Bernabeu star.
MANCHESTER UNITED could be ready to make a move for Real Madrid ’s Mesut Ozil in January.
Ozil has been admired by Sir Alex Ferguson, who is looking for a creative spark to succeed midfield maestro Paul Scholes when
United appear to be frontrunners for the Germany international, who has fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu.
But the latest news of a bust-up with Real’s boss Jose Mourinho, has fuelled further speculation that Ozil’s departure is imminent.
Apparently Mesut Ozil and Jose Mourinho have something of a strained relationship that dates back to a bust-up between the from late September.
The inference that the German has fallen out of favour at the Bernabeu is though perhaps a little misleading as the 24 year old has started 18 of the club’s 26 games in all competitions this season though he has perhaps had less of an impact as in the last two seasons and when he was the club’s chief assist-maker.
Real Madrid have fallen some way off the La Liga title pace but are probably not yet out of the running, perhaps more embarrassingly than being behind arch rivals Barcelona is the fact that city neighbours Atletico Madrid are five points clear of Mourinho’s men after a blistering start from the Vicente Calderon outfit.
Man United may well need some added creativity to boost a midfield that is perhaps a tad brittle and not all that forward thinking. Paul Scholes is not the attacking force he was some years ago, Michael Carrick is not renowned for his goal-scoring exploits and Anderson, though much improved, is not a player who pushes the play onwards all that often.
Therefore interest in a playmaker signing is understandable but it would be something of a shock if Sir Alex Ferguson felt he had a genuine chance of luring Ozil away from the Spanish giants anytime soon.
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