Manchester United could have a better chance of landing transfer target Leighton Baines from Everton now, according to a Liverpool legend.
Jamie Carragher said in the Daily Mail he believes the form of Bryan Oviedo may have given manager Roberto Martinez a persuasive glimpse of life after Baines at Goodison Park and feels a sizabel bid out of Old Trafford could see the England international finally join the Red Devils.
David Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in the summer and has already taken Marouane Fellaini to the reigning Premier League champions, but a late bid in the summer transfer window for Baines was knocked back.
Baines was recently ruled out for up to six weeks with a broken bone in his foot, which had many Everton fans worrying about the damage it may do, but any fears have been allayed thanks to Oviedo's fine form.
Not a natural left-back, the Costa Rica international has filled in well for Baines and has scored twice in two games, as well as helping the Toffees keep two clean sheets.
"Bryan Oviedo has now got two goals and helped keep two clean sheets in the absence of Baines," wrote the former Anfield stalwart.
"Were United to make a significantly improved offer for Baines next month, Roberto Martinez may possibly think twice about it because of the way Oviedo has emerged."