Manchester United Set to Beat Liverpool In Race for £24m Wing Wizard

Arch Rivals battle for the signature of impressive talent.

The Rumour

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Sir Alex Ferguson will soften the blow of Cristiano Ronaldo’s £80 million sale to Real Madrid by snapping up Valencia star David Silva.

I understand Manchester United boss Ferguson has urged his chief executive David Gill to tie up a £24million deal having tracked the 23-year-old Spain winger all season.

Silva topped United’s hit-list even BEFORE Ronaldo was given permission to join Madrid last week. United’s scouts have watched Silva since December and Fergie has been impressed with the feedback on a versatile player who can play on either flank or as a second striker.

The Source: (Sunday People)

The Analysis

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has been trying to land the Valencia attacker for some time and even headed to Spain a few weeks back to hold face to face talks with the Spanish international and news of Man United‘s interest is not going to make for good reading for the Merseysiders.

Clearly Sir Alex sees David Silva as a logical replacement for the Madrid bound Cristiano Ronaldo and with the financially crippled La Liga side not competing in the Champions League next season it seems that club will lose some of, if not all, of their big stars with David Villa about to complete his big money move to Real.

The Likelihood

Silva to Man United: It’s not over yet as Silva may prefer a move to join his compatriots at Anfield

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