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Man United Ready to Launch January Move for Youngster Considered to be ‘Next Steven Gerrard’

Old Trafford boss plans for the future with move for Derby County teenager.

Man United boss David Moyes is readying a bid for Derby County teenager Will Hughes according to the Daily Mail.

Though the Old Trafford manager is not looking to bring in a raft of additions when the transfer window re-opens, which is perhaps surprising given his side’s average start to the season, Moyes is a big fan of the England Under 21 international and is probably more than aware of the growing interest in the 18 year old.

The talented young midfielder has been dubbed the ‘Next Steven Gerrard‘ and clearly has a bright future that will lead at some point to the youngster leaving Derby County.

New Rams boss Steve McClaren is well aware of this fact, stating;

‘Our job is to make sure he (Will Hughes) makes it.”

‘Eventually he will be too good. What we need behind that is players coming through to replace him.’

Hughes has already racked up 55 Derby County appearances and has four England Under 21 caps to his name.

Moyes will be keen to build up a strong contingent of young talents as he plans to put his long term stamp on a squad inherited from Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Scot will have been impressed by the early form shown by young midfielder Adnan Januzaj in recent weeks and may see Hughes as another starlet who he can form part of the nucleus of a Man United first team of the future.

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