Starlet’s dad admits United contact

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Standard Liege midfielder Axel Witsel’s father has told reporters his son has had visits from Manchester United and Bayern Munich scouts in preparation for the summer transfer period.

"Bayern and Manchester United? What I can say with certainty is that during games there are a lot of scouts who come to see him,” Thierry Witsel, who is also Axel’s agent, said.

Thierry said that Axel is yet to decide what his fate will be in the summer period, which is no doubt increasing demand for the Manchester United target.


"The will of my son? Surely sooner or later he will go to a championship a level higher than the Belgian one, whether it is the Spanish, Italian or English is too early to say," Thierry said.

22 year old Witsel is the talk of the Belgian league at the moment, also having made 17 appearances for the Belgian international squad.

The midfielder created controversy over a particularly rough tackle on Marcin Wasilewski when Standard played Anderlecht in August last year. On appeal against a three month ban, he was suspended for eight matches.

Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly interested in the youngster because he is trying to lower the average age at Manchester United, and the manager reportedly knows that Witsel would be tempted by United's offer of Champions League glory, as well as United being contenders for the Barclays Premier League title.

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