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Sir Alex Ferguson keen on Valencia ace

Valencia midfielder Sofiane Feghouli

Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing Valencia playmaker, Sofiane Feghouli. The Metro reports.

Sir Alex Ferguson is continuously on the lookout for a replacement for Paul Scholes, with this season likely to be the 37-year-old’s last before retiring.

Feghouli has established himself as a first-team regular since arriving from Grenoble in 2010 and scored six goals last season, while already netting twice this campaign, but the Algerian has also caught the eye of Barcelona.

The 22-year-old is the latest player to be discussed as a replacement for Scholes and Ferguson has already looked to the future with the signing of Shinji Kagawa, whose creativity is comparable to the former England international.

United’s options in central-midfield were boosted by Darren Fletcher’s return against Galatasaray, but he is seen as a more defensive player who would not fit the playmaker role.

Tom Cleverley is also seen as a promising player who is tidy on the ball, but the jury is out as to whether he has the ability to change a game, in which Scholes has been so capable of in the past.

If United want Feghouli, they will need to spend heavily as the player still has two years on his contract left at Valencia.

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