Manchester United look to bring in another South American World Cup star

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Celtic full-back Emlio Izaguirre's impressive start to his Parkhead career has reportedly caught the attention of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Reports in Honduras are rife and his rampaging form down the left flank for the Hoops has placed him on the United titan's radar, with Aston Villa also reportedly interested.

Izaguirre, 24-years-old, only moved to Celtic in the summer, after an impressive World Cup, but has quickly settled and become an instant fan favourite.

Although Manchester United have France captain Patrice Evra as first-choice left-back, Ferguson is believed to be keen to add depth to his seemingly depleted squad.

Sir Alex Ferguson is prepared to offer 21-year-old centre-back Ritchie de Laet as part of any potential deal when the January transfer window opens.

Izaguirre is currently taking English lesson three times a week in a bid to increase his familiarity with his adopted country. One thing he doesn't need to learn is how to attack.

Neil Lennon says his attacking instincts sometimes give him the 'heebie-jeebies' when he pops up all over the pitch in attacking positions.

Patrice Evra has been deployed in a left-midfield position at times this season and it is thought that his future could lie in an advanced position. Also the only other left-back on Manchester United's books is young Brazilian Fabio.

Gerard Houiller has also been alerted to his impressive form, however a move to United is likely to be more appealing to the young full-back because they can offer Champions League football.

Neil Lennon will not want to lose the talented defender but knows Celtic do not have the financial muscle to resist any big offer than comes in for the Honduran.

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