Man United Linked With Shock Move for Barcelona Battler Javier Mascherano

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Old Trafford side keen on Nou Camp star.

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Man United have reportedly been alerted by Barcelona’s decision to sell Javier Mascherano as one of a number of players the Nou Camp side will look to move on as part of major squad overhaul according to Football Direct News.

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The Old Trafford side could well do with an out and out defensive midfield option, having unsuccessfully attempted to use Marouane Fellaini in a holding role, and aside from Mascherano’s obvious Liverpool affiliation a move for the experienced Argentine seems a sensible one to consider.

The 29 year old is into his fourth season at Barcelona and is often used in a makeshift central defensive role with Sergio Busquets still the Catalan club’s first choice enforcer.

A move back to the Premier League may tempt Mascherano but one wonders if the former Anfield man would be open to a move to arch rivals Man United.

Barcelona have also offered Man United the services of Alex Song who has become little more than a bit part player at the La Liga club but a move for Mascherano would seemingly be of more interest to incoming boss Louis van Gaal.

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