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 .


10 responses to “Was Sir Alex Really Watching Midfield Target?”

  1. Richard says:

    Celtic fan here. Although I don’t think Victor will move during this transfer window I believe he will go in the summer. I hope Utd do sign him as his talent would no doubt get wasted at Arsenal and the like. This boy is the real deal, any Utd fans in any doubt should watch some of our matches, Victor oozes class. He needs to go big big club after Celtic, any mid table EPL team would be a step back in his development, for me his best move would be Utd or Chelsea (Man City already have Yaya Toure, who Victor will soon be on a par with).

  2. 100% do not want him. How many times have we heard this about blokes playing in the Scottish league. They always turn out rubbish. Always.

  3. TonyMc says:

    mate, your article is spot on. Newsnow etc awash with stuff on who fefgie was watching at game, possible target etc.n most of them did not know he was in Glasgow for Sean fallons’s funeral. As you say, he could also have taken the opportunity to scout a player or 2. I understand Woodhead’s doubst, but Victor has proven himself against the very best in the CL. AVB was supposedly also scouting him at the game and AVB was not even at the game. The web is full of spurious rumours. Anyway I recon Victor will be at CP until the summer. Another 18 months at Celtic would be great for his development, but think he will go in 6 months.

  4. Nathon Woodhead says:

    Don’t get me wrong – I sound like such negative bugger, but be realistic – how often do we have to hear somebody north of the border is the real deal, only to be let down massively.