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Manchester United Plan Championship Raid For Wonderkid Defender

Long term replacements needed for the ageing Old Trafford defensive partnership of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

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Sir Alex Ferguson may consider bringing Peterborough defender Ryan Bennett to Manchester United, claims his son.

Darren Ferguson is currently in charge at the Championship club, and revealed to Posh TV: “I spoke to my dad and he likes Ryan Bennett, always has. I can understand the interest. It’s no secret that a lot of clubs are looking at Ryan.

“I’m staying silent on who exactly is interested, but unless we get a massive offer there is no way the chairman would sell.

“We’ll ignore the speculation and get on with our jobs. Ryan is a sensible lad who won’t be affected by any of the speculation.”

Peterborough chairman Darragh MacAnthony also weighed in with his opinion on his, posting on his Twitter account: “Had an interesting chat with gaffer. Seems his ‘pops’ could be in the mix with other clubs for a certain player.

“But Posh has never been a selling club under me unless it’s what’s needed, so relax all!”

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