http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528, ... um=twitterSkysports.com understands Manchester United are weighing up a move for long-term target Steven Defour.
The Standard Liege midfielder has attracted the interest of United in the past with United boss Sir Alex Ferguson even sending a letter to the player last year to wish him a speedy recovery after he suffered a serious foot injury.
A number of clubs across Europe have been credited with an interest in Defour, but United are keen to lure him to Old Trafford.
In a bid to steal a march on their rivals United could step up their interest in the Belgian international befoe the close of the transfer window.
Defour has previously expressed his desire to move to England and United could be in the market for a new midfielder as doubts continue to surround the long-term future of Owen Hargreaves.
Source: http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/pre ... tar-stevenManchester United are continuing to monitor Standard Liege star Steven Defour and could make a move for him in the New Year.
Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is a long term admirer of the player and sent a message to him when he was recovering from a broken foot last winter. The Belgium international has regained his place in the first team after reaching match fitness and is viewed as a potential replacement for Paul Scholes and Owen Hargreaves.
Speaking to talkSPORT, a source confirmed United were watching Defour and could bid when the transfer window re-opens in January.
They said: "United were interested in Defour but there was no official bid. He wouldn't have moved this summer any way.
"Beyond that, we will look in January and assess it then. United remain keen on him, for sure."