Manchester United may make a summer move for Craig Gordon

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Manchester United may try to add to their goalkeeping department this summer by bringing in Sunderland stopper Craig Gordon.

Gordon is thought to be on Sir Alex Ferguson's radar and with Edwin Van der Sar set to retire at the end of the season at the age of 41, second-choice 'keeper Tomasz Kuszczak is failing to persuade his boss that he's a natural successor.

The Scot finished last season in the sort of form you would expect of a player who is set to break the British record transfer fee for a goalkeeper when he makes a certain number of appearances after making an initial £7million move from Hearts to Sunderland in 2007.

Ferguson has already signed Anders Lindegaard for Manchester United this season for an undisclosed fee but the Danish international is relatively inexperienced considering he is now 26.

Gordon's previous campaign and the current one have been marred by injury, but he has registered ten appearances this season in a well-performing Sunderland side that currently lie sixth in the Barclays Premier League.

Sunderland signed Gordon from SPL side Hearts in a British record transfer for a goalkeeper £9million in 2007 and has gone on to make 82 appearances as well as establishing him as Scotland's first-choice 'keeper.

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