Manchester United plot shock Liverpool starlet raid

Published 36 Comments

Manchester United are being linked with a shock move for Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling.

The Sunday People claims Sir Alex Ferguson is monitoring the 17-year-old, who could be brought to Old Trafford as a long-term replacement for Portuguese international Luis Nani.

Sterling is yet to agree terms on a new contract at Anfield, and the paper claims that Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City have also been alerted to the player’s potential availability.

Direct transfer activity between Liverpool and Manchester United has been scarce in the past, with the two great rivals of English football sharing a frosty relationship.

However, Ferguson’s interest ‘could appeal’ to Sterling, with the Red Devils chief sensing an opportunity to add another quality English youngster to the ranks.

The Manchester United manager has helped nurture Tom Cleverley, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Danny Welbeck into regular first team activity, and Sterling would add another homegrown element in the chase for the Premier League title at Old Trafford.

Liverpool don’t want to sell the player, but are unlikely to be able to offer the teenager Champions League football in the coming seasons.

The paper claims Brendan Rodgers ‘will face a problem’ if Sterling decides he wants to leave the club, and goes on to report that the player’s advisers were ‘unimpressed’ by the latest offer made by managing director Ian Ayre.

A product of the QPR academy, Sterling arrived on Merseyside back in 2010, and only broke into the Liverpool first team on a regular basis at the start of the current campaign.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Manchester United

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again