Manchester United Face Competition From Rivals Man City In Chase to Sign Brazilian Star

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The centre-back may not be going to Old Trafford after all…

Manchester United are set to face competition from Man City for the signing of Atletico Madrid ace Miranda, reports Le 10 Sport.

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The defender had been pinpointed by Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal as perfect to reinforce their faltering back line. However, it now seems that their fierce rivals are going to try and swoop at the last minute.

Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini could be thinking that the Brazilian would be perfect to be Vincent Kompany’s new partner in the centre of defence. Summer signing Eliaquim Mangala is yet to impress in the role since his move to the Etihad.

The centre-back’s contract ends in the summer and this has piqued the interest of the two Mancunian clubs. The imminent end of the 30-year-old’s contract could mean that Atleti would be willing to drop their £30 million asking price. This could move the potential transfer further forward as that price had been seen as far too much for a player in his 30s.

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