Manchester United confirm transfer interest

Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen has admitted that Sir Alex Ferguson has been keeping tabs on Lille playmaker Eden Hazard, with a summer transfer move being considered.

The Belgium international is widely acknowledged as one of the most exciting prospects in European football, with the likes of Real Madrid, Inter and Arsenal also interested in signing the attacking midfielder.

With the summer transfer window approaching, the Dutch coach has admitted that the Premier League champions are weighing up a move for Hazard.

“The manager wanted to see [Eden] Hazard by himself. That’s a sign he thinks it’s an interesting player. We talked a lot about him,” he told Voetbal International, translated to English by Mirror Football.

“For a club it’s important that you keep refreshing your squad.

“Hazard is a special talent, but it always takes a while. As example, we followed David de Gea for a long time before we got him.

“Ferguson wants to know the character of the player. Because of that he’s going to look by himself for players. Hazard is ‘the man’ at Lille. Ferguson wanted to see if that had an influence on him,” he confessed.

By Gareth McKnight