Could Moyes reunite with Manchester City reject at Old Trafford?

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Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has admitted that he will be leaving the Etihad Stadium this summer.

The England international, 31, featured for City in their 2-0 FA Cup win over Chelsea this weekend, but announced that he will leave the club in the summer upon the expiration of his contract.

"It's nice to play," he told The Sun. "They don't come as often as I'd like but when called upon I think I can do a job. Vincent Kompany is a massive player, a massive part of the club. It's been great to play alongside him in the last five years. It's a shame it's going to come to an end."

A number of teams were linked with loan moves for Lescott, including Aston Villa and West Ham, but with the central defender set to leave Manuel Pellegrini's side on a free transfer at the end of the season, some bigger teams may look to add a proven defender on the cheap.

And one shock suitor could be City's local rivals Manchester United. This might seem bizarre, targeting a reject from a title rival, but Lescott could be a sensible addition for the Red Devils.

The former Wolverhampton Wanderers defender starred for Everton under current United boss David Moyes, forming an outstanding partnership with Phil Jagielka in the heart of the Toffees' defence before his £22m move to Manchester City, where Lescott established himself as an England regular. Moyes, whilst still in charge of Everton in 2012, stated that he would be open to working with Lescott again despite his unsavoury exit from Goodison Park, and could get that chance once again.

With Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic set for the exit door, leaving Moyes with just Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans, which may force the beleaguered United boss to bring in another experienced centre back, and the impending free agent Lescott may represent the most sensible option.

It may not be popular with United fans, who are expecting blockbuster signings this summer rather than City castoffs, but Moyes certainly knows how to get the best out of Lescott, and his experience could be invaluable alongside young centre backs at Old Trafford.

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