United ‘ruthless’ midfield target talks move

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Juventus star midfielder Claudio Marchisio has admitted to being flattered by the suggestion that Manchester United may be interested in the 25 year old; however, he has no plans on moving on from the Italian giants just yet.

"It's nice because they [Manchester United] are a great team," Marchisio said.


"But I am a Juve player and I can't think of anything better than to finish the season wearing this jersey.

"I hope to continue here for as long as possible."

Yahoo Sports reported that Manchester United were looking at Marchisio as a possible replacement for Paul Scholes, who is nearing the end of his career, and Owen Hargreaves, who has recurring injury problems.

Marchisio is one of the stars of the Serie A, and has often been compared to Italian legend Marco Tardelli, for his ruthless tackles and technical ability. This made the playmaker an obvious target for Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, but should he choose to stay at Juventus, it will be difficult for United to offer enough money to tempt the Italian international to leave his home country.

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