Sir Alex is apparently keen on pipping Arsenal boss Wenger to this Portuguese international as he looks to improve his misfiring midfield.
Arsenal could face competition from Manchester United for the signature of Sporting midfielder Miguel Veloso, the player’s agent has revealed.
Veloso’s name was one consistently associated with a move to England during the summer, with United, Arsenal and Tottenham all oft-linked with the Portugal international.
Arsene Wenger has been typically restrained in the transfer market but knows that a midfield shorn of the likes of Alex Hleb, Gilberto and Mathieu Flamini is in need of reinforcing.
“Arsenal want Veloso for the future and a deal could be done in the January window,” the 22-year-old’s agent, Paulo Barbosa, said in the News of the World.
“But United are also watching the situation very closely.” (Setanta)
Manchester United were poor against Liverpool and the area of the pitch where they really seemed to lack ideas was the centre of midfield. Paul Scholes tried his hardest but Michael Carrick was ineffective before he was taken off injured and Anderson was bright but lacked the quality he showed last term. But it’s Owen Hargreaves who has disappointed the fans the most. Sir Alex has been keen on Veloso for a while now and with rumours circulating that Hargreaves may be on his way out, a move for the Sporting Lisbon star may be just the ticket.
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