Manchester United’s ‘top midfield target available for half his release-clause’

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Manchester United fans should not worry too much, despite the club’s recent wobbles. At least that is the opinion of defender Rio Ferdinand.

In quotes published by ESPN, the former England man said, “Nothing is given out now so it doesn’t matter what the table looks like now.

As long as you are within touching distance we will continue picking up points, build up momentum, and hopefully push our way up the table.”

Fans of the champions will hope that is the case, but in truth the club continues to look weak in central areas and could well suffer in the absence of Michael Carrick – as was hinted at in Sunday’s 2-2 draw away to Cardiff City.

In other news, a man with a reported £40million release-clauses could now be available for just half that, and it is someone David Moyes has reportedly been paying very close attention to.

The Mirror claims Benfica would be willing to sell Nemanja Matic for £20million – something of a bargain given how he has blossomed since leaving Chelsea as part of the deal that brought David Luiz to Stamford Bridge.

Considering Matic’’s current standing in the game, we can’t help but think £20million is just a little on the cheap (and unrealistic) side. But stranger things have happened…

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