Manchester United are seeking a long term replacement for Gary Neville after retaining the title again this year. Our captain has been injured all season, not making a single appearance in the league, so United will certainly be looking to strengthen the position.
Wes Brown signed a new contract, after several months of confusion, although it is likely United will be looking for a better player than him to hold the position permanently. Porto’s Jose Bosingwa looked to be the favourite, but after a surprise £16.2 million move to Chelsea, clearly our sights have been set elsewhere.
Is Daniel Alves the man we want?
The impressive full back, who is widely regarded as the best for the position, confessed earlier this season that he was looking for a move. “I want to leave Sevilla by the nearest exit,” he said. “I believe I deserve it. I don’t want to leave the club, to which I owe everything, on a bad note. I want to play for one of those clubs that can influence your career and your life, where you have to earn the interest of the manager and have a good income. I want to improve as a professional and as a person.”
Today, it appears as though those sentiments are still the same, with the 24-year old Brazilian possibly seeking a move away from the club.
“I am attending a meeting with the president to resolve the subject,” he said, “but perhaps my cycle has finished in Sevilla.”
Barcelona were the favourites to sign the Brazilian, however, after United knocked them out of the Champions League and they finished 3rd in La Liga, some 18 points behind Real Madrid, there is a chance his head could be turned to United.