Defour ready for Red Devils move

27 October 2010 07:11
Standard Liege midfielder Steven Defour has claimed that Manchester United are keeping a close eye on his development. The 22-year-old, who has made a first-team return after a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a serious foot injury, is highly thought of by Red Devils supremo Sir Alex Ferguson. Despite having the opportunity to depart his homeland in the past, the talented Belgium international is now ready to put his credentials to the test on the continent. "I know that Manchester United are closely monitoring my situation. There hasn't been any official contact yet though," he suggested. "I've been sidelined for quite a while due to injury, but I'm playing at a high level again. The chance that I'll leave the club is rather big if I continue to play like I currently do. "I've had the opportunity to leave Standard on more than once occasion in the past couple of seasons, but I loved the club too much to leave. However, I'm 22 years old now and I also have to think about myself. "There comes a time when you just have to make the next step in your career, regardless of sentiments for any club."

Source: ESA