Man United to Launch Real Madrid Playmaker Move as Sir Alex Ferguson Searches for Paul Scholes Replacement

Old Trafford side line-up bid for Bernabeu midfielder.

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MESUT OZIL is back on Manchester United’s radar after reports the playmaker is considering his future at Real Madrid.

The German international, 24, joined Real from Werder Bremen in a blaze of glory two years ago.

But he is no longer a first choice under Jose Mourinho following the arrival of Luka Modric and sources insist he is growing increasingly unhappy.

United chief Alex Ferguson has asked to be kept informed of any developments and would be at the front of the queue if Real decide to sell.

Missing Fergie is hunting a successor to 38-year-old Paul Scholes, who looks set to retire for the second time at the end of the season.

If Real do choose to offload Ozil, the Spaniards would want double the £12million they paid Bremen.


Though some of the statements from this source are very inaccurate there could be some scope to a possible exit for German international Mesut Ozil and in that case it is wise for Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson to keep his eye on the situation ahead of any potential bid for the Real Madrid star.

This source states that Ozil is no longer a first choice but ignore the fact that the 24 year old has played every single La Liga match this season and has started 16 of the club’s 22 matches in all competitions and is clearly therefore a crucial member of Jose Mourinho’s squad.

However Real Madrid are struggling for form and are now some 11 points off top of the table Barcelona and perhaps more embarrassingly some eight points behind city rivals Atletico. This has led to a great deal of pressure being placed on Mourinho which could in turn lead to his side feeling the wrath of the Portuguese boss.

Ozil has been a veritable assist-making machine since his move from Werder Bremen to Real Madrid, managing 49 in his first two seasons at the club. This term the attacking midfielder hasn’t been quite as effective but is still a key creative force in the Bernabeu side.

Sir Alex Ferguson could well see Ozil as a natural replacement for Paul Scholes, albeit a like for like replacement for the Scholes of old as the current veteran midfielder plays in a far more withdrawn holding role than in his pomp.

The Scot could well do with a goal-scoring presence in his midfield as the likes of Michael Carrick, Anderson, Darren Fletcher and Tom Cleverley, though offering a great deal, do not exactly weigh in with much in the way of goal tally.

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