Date:24th January 2013 at 8:45am
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Is the Celtic midfielder on Sir Alex's list?

Is the Celtic midfielder on Sir Alex’s list?

In the never ending list of supposed transfer targets heading to Manchester United this Summer it can often be confusing for many Reds just how valid some of these rumours really are.

One player who’s been linked with a move to Old Trafford ever since a superb performance against some Catalan side in the Champions League is Celtic’s Victor Wanyama. The Kenyan midfielder is a strong tough, defensive type that seems exactly what United need in the centre of the park. At the age of 21 he certainly fits the bill of a player that could feasibly be joining the Old Trafford ranks.

There are still many tickets to see Manchester United live available for the upcoming title and Champions League run-in as the Reds hope to bounce back from what was a disappointing campaign last season.

According to the latest reports Sir Alex Ferguson’s attendance of the recent Celtic 4-0 win over Dundee United was purely to cast his eye over the young midfielder- who shone incidentally as Neil Lennon’s men destroyed Peter Houston’s charges in a fairly one sided affair.

Celtic currently sit at the top of the Scottish Premier League and are through to the next phase of the Champions League, with Wanyama playing a pivotal role in  the side.

Wanyama had a very good game even managing to get on the score sheet, but I wouldn’t get too carried away with all the reports that Sir Alex was there purely to watch the youngster.

Sir Alex’s main reason for being in Glasgow was to speak at the funeral of former Celtic assistant Sean Fallon, a man Ferguson had praised as being very helpful during his managerial career.

The funeral took place on the Wednesday after Tuesday night’s Celtic game, so while there is every chance the United boss decided to kill two birds with one stone so to speak, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility Sir Alex simply decided to make the most of his trip back home.

Despite being a former Rangers man, Sir Alex would naturally always be welcome at Celtic Park especially the day before he speaks at a Hoops legends funeral, so forgive me if I take this rumour with just more than a pinch of salt.

There’s plenty of big games coming up for the Reds and you can heck out this site for available tickets .