Old Trafford boss has a German international back up plan.
Manchester United will move for German attacking midfielder Piotr Trochowski if they fail to lure Mesut Ozil to Old Trafford. Sir Alex Ferguson is planning a secondary Bundesliga raid in case his advances to capture the Werder Bremen starlet fail and has set his sights on the highly rated Hamburg man as a back up alternative.
The 26 year old played only a cameo role in the recent World Cup but was nonetheless most impressive. The pint sized former Bayern Munich man is considered to be one of the most gifted players in Germany and has been a mainstay at Hamburg for the past five seasons.
Last term his efforts were crucial in the sides terrific Europa League run but a seventh placed finish in the domestic title race may have left the playmaker wondering whether it may be the right time for a new challenge. Coach Armin Veh will be keen to avoid losing the Polish born midfielder.
He could be snapped up for a fee in the region of £13m and may be a player who is somewhat under the radar and could therefore may be more easily snapped up by the Man United boss. Trochowski is an adaptable player who can play across the centre of midfield as well as on the wing. He could give the Premier League side the creativity they appear to be looking for if they fail to secure the signing of Ozil.