Old Trafford boss eyes up Uruguayan custodian.
MANCHESTER UNITED are weighing up a move for Galatasaray goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.
Sir Alex Ferguson has become increasingly frustrated with first-choice keeper David de Gea, who has failed to make a name for himself at Old Trafford.
Turkish paper Milliyet claims a bid of £14m has been made to prise Muslera away from Galatasaray.
They also suggest that United have been persistent in their bid to snap him up.
SOURCE: Daily Express
Man United may have opened up a seven-point gap at the top of the table but they have done so chiefly because their contingent of world-class attacking talent have repeatedly bailed the club’s leaky defence. Sir Alex Ferguson will know that this is not something he can rely upon for an entire season and as such could well be considering bringing in a safer pair of hands to place behind his back-line.
Whilst clearly Man United’s defence has made a fair few errors there is a school of thought that states that a shaky keeper can lead those in front of them to make elementary errors.
David de Gea has certainly improved since a series of poor displays at the beginning of his Old Trafford career but he may still not have impressed Ferguson, who may also not be all that comfortable with Anders Lindegaard as his first choice keeper.
Man United have conceded 28 goals in 21 Premier League matches, the worst defensive record in the top half of the table and only five less than the club let in during the entire 2011/12 campaign. This may well lead Ferguson to consider a signing of a new, more experienced, goalie and Fernando Muslera is certainly a player with a great deal of talent.
The 26 year old is into his second season at Galatasary after four successful years with Lazio and may well have impressed Ferguson when Man United took on the Istanbul club, Muslera conceding just one goal in the two fixtures between the two in the Champions League last year.
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