Defour is good player but I do not know if he's the player that club needs. But considering that SAF is acting the same way that he acted with the Ruud (regarding their injury before join the club) I see the Belgian in OT in January.
Defour is an all round midfielder in my opinion, he seems to be really good attacking wise but is also really good defensive wise too. I'm basing this on a few games i've seen him play in Europe by the way. Remided me a bit of Scholes to be honest except he's good at tackling. I think he's had a few injuries recently, perhaps one of the reasons a lot of clubs are holding back in getting him.
He missed the two group games against Arsenal last season. I'm basing my opinion of him on European games before last season. One of the games, he must have been 19/20 playing alongside Fellaini, they dominated the game against Liverpool still only managed a draw though, Fellaini got the Everton move of the back of it but Defour and the other promising Standard Liege youngster Witsel were left behind. Both are too good to be playing in Belgium and need to move on now.
Skysports.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.
Manchester 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."