ONE player from England's World Cup group that Man Utd will target

With the World Cup draw made, Premier League teams will be focusing on England's group - and not just to see Roy Hodgson's men...

The Premier League's top clubs will be sending talent to the World Cup, and not just with England, as players from around the globe travel to play in the world's biggest tournament. The World Cup is not only an opportunity to watch countries face off against each other, but it can also act as a shop window for many players who can showcase their talents on the biggest stage of all.

Manchester United boss David Moyes is currently under intense pressure after two successive defeats at Old Trafford, as both Everton and Newcastle walked away from the once feared Theatre of Dreams with 1-0 victories. There are a number of areas that Moyes will look to strengthen by the start of next season, but none seem quite as pressing as in midfield.

The £27.5m signing of Marouane Fellaini has yet to reap any rewards, whilst Michael Carrick's injury has thrust Tom Cleverley and Anderson back into the team, and neither of them are good enough for United, who need to be aiming higher.

A number of midfielders have been linked with moves to Old Trafford, including Miralem Pjanic, Ilkay Gundogan and Ander Herrera, but the solution to all of United's midfield problems could be squaring off against his future midifield partner in Michael Carrick.

Claudio Marchisio will be alongside his Juventus team-mate Andrea Pirlo in the Italy midfield, and will once again be attracting the interest of Manchester United. The Red Devils have been linked with the 27-year-old for a long time now, with many rumours suggesting that United could land him in a swap deal, with Portuguese winger Nani heading to Turin as part of the deal.

Marchisio's ability to get forward and persistent work rate have made him a favourite of Juve boss Antonio Conte and his Italy manager Cesare Prandelli. However, with Paul Pogba emerging into a top midfielder and Arturo Vidal extending his stay in Turin until at least 2017, it seems The Old Lady are willing to part with Marchisio, and a strong showing against England could persuade the Manchester United hierarchy to make their move.

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