Pallister: Moyes will go back for Baines

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Manchester United will renew their interest in Everton left-back Leighton Baines in January, according to former defender Gary Pallister.

In an exclusive interview with FourFourTwo, the Red Devils legend spoke glowingly about the in-demand England international, and said he has all the attributes needed to be a success at Old Trafford.

"He is a terrific player and would be perfect for Manchester United," said Pallister. "You saw that on the weekend with his two outstanding free-kicks at West Ham, and I think he has grown in stature since establishing himself in the England squad.

"He has put a lot of pressure on Ashley Cole and he would get into a lot of international teams as he has a great deal of quality."

David Moyes raided his old club to snatch Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini in a £27.5million deal on transfer deadline day, but was unable to reach agreement with Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright over a fee for Baines.

Patrice Evra is currently Manchester United's first-choice full-back on the left side of defence, while Alexander Buttner - who joined the Premier League champions from Vitesse in 2012 - has struggled to put any pressure on the France international for his first-team spot.

As a result, Moyes is eager to provide stronger competition for Evra, and has identified Baines as the man to dislodge the vice-captain in the future.

"I am sure that David Moyes will revisit the transfer options regarding Leighton Baines come the next transfer window and try to lure him away from Everton," Pallister added.

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