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Manchester United now shock favourites to sign La Liga legend


This would be a real United shocker

Ok this one seems like a real long shot. You don’t even need a whole hand to count the number of players that have played for both Manchester United and Liverpool.

But, such is the need for Manchester United to reinforce their midfield for the second half of the season, that it may just happen.

Real Madrid have yet to tie their 32 year old pass master Xabi Alonso down to a new deal and, with his contract up in the summer, he is now free to talk to other clubs about a move.

The chances are that Alonso will stay in Madrid for another season, with coach Carlo Ancelotti expressing a desire to keep him, in his latest interview. Ancelotti told reporters:

About Xabi Alonso we believe that in the end we will find a solution and the club and the player will reach an agreement.

Having played a whopping 109 times for Spain, during their golden era, it’s safe to assume that this is a player from the very top drawer. Never a prolific goalscorer but a player who controls the tempo of entire matches with his incredible precision and range of passing. He’s the sort of player who can dominate a game almost at a canter. The first few yards are in that remarkable football brain.

We still feel that if the player returns to England it would be with his former club Liverpool. He had a great time there and the fans loved him. Nevertheless, rather surprisingly, bookmaker SkyBet has Manchester United down as favourites for his signature should he leave Real Madrid this winter. Odds of 5/1 suggest that the story might have legs.

Let’s see the magician in action. CLICK FOR ALONSO

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  1. Danno

    Jan 3, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    As if he would sign for a mid-table club in TRANSITION HAHAHAHAHAHA

    • JD

      Jan 3, 2014 at 6:13 pm

      Well he signed for Liverpool didnt he

    • neil

      Jan 3, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      You really don’t know anything about man united. Backs against the wall they come out fighting. I don’t want alonso. We should buy quality that’s not on their last legs.

      • Touljier

        Jan 3, 2014 at 8:56 pm

        I fully agree about the quality needed. My only concern is that a complete unknown has taken over one of the biggest clubs in the world and seems to be languising in a spot he is quite comfortable with, given his achievements at Everton. So why wud any quality player want to join a team that is being lead by a wet fat who has achieved nothing in his professional coaching career?

  2. Twesigamukama livingstone

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Man utd ‘moyes’ should make immediate action of signing 2great international creative midfilders soon not waiting deadline day minus signing man utd don’t have place in c ‘mpion league and he should quit if not.

  3. jblue

    Jan 4, 2014 at 7:36 am

    This is new man utd

    • jblue

      Jan 4, 2014 at 7:41 am

      Do u things Manchester United manager making making a big move buying a new playlist let me know what you tthink

  4. Prinzito

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:21 am

    Alonso is too old, how can u go in for a player who is 32.he cannot even play for three years.there are more young quality and skillfull players around…..some are even to play for the team!so i edge moyes to go in for them !!!

  5. Tashwell

    Jan 4, 2014 at 8:44 am

    United must buy a player that are strong and a player that can control the midfield an the only 1 wil that can do the job is Wesley Sneijder

  6. Bulus

    Jan 4, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Buy gud and quality players. If 15 Jan pass wic means noting 4 d guy coz him go pack waka like dem …………”

  7. realist

    Jan 4, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    odds of 5/1 would suggest its NOT happening!

  8. Donald Mmokwe

    Jan 4, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    I’m tired of the Rooney saga!!!if Moyes have about £220 million to buy players its best he sell Rooney then buy a striker of good quality,I wouldn’t mind him buying Alonso but we need to consider his age!NO more 17year olds we need quality with experience!!!2 central midfielders,a left-back,left-winger,centre-back & a STRIKER.

  9. tony

    Jan 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    i think what manchester united need @ dis time is an experience and creative mildfider who can control the middle of d park, moyes should also know dat evra is of age and need replacent, and a right back as well, with dis i hope united is still united.

  10. Gurmail

    Jan 4, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I think we are looking for a short term fix with any player we buy as we have so much young talent comin through at united

  11. jeffDon

    Jan 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    what we are looking for is with us in dat club . moyes u should go and bring back Powell and lingard , I think they can do d job for us

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