Manchester United - United And Blues Head-To-Head
UK time is: 09:48:20
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

United And Blues Head-To-Head

Chelsea and Manchester United are set to go head-to-head for Mahamadou Diarra in the summer.

Diarra is the star of Lyon's passage into the knockout phase of the Champions League. But the 24-year-old is looking to the Premiership, Spain or Italy next term.

However, it is the lure of England which attracts the Mali man most. Manchester United made an initial inquiry last summer, and Guerra thinks a dream switch to the Premiership is most likely.

Guerra: 'The Premiership is, by far, his favourite league. I can't confirm that he will play there next year, but he would like to.

'Mahamadou is the best defensive midfielder in Europe. We know that Chelsea are looking for a player to replace Claude Makelele, who is getting older.

'Last summer there was contact with Manchester United, and we also know that Manchester United are looking for a defensive midfielder to replace Roy Keane.

'Besides, Real Madrid haven't got a defensive midfielder. It would be logical for Mahamadou to play for one of those teams.'

Ferguson has already ruled out Thomas Gravesen and Michael Ballack because they are too old, yet it is known the Red Devils chief is looking for a midfield reinforcement following the recent arrivals of defensive duo Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Cantona Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 19 2006

Time: 3:57PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Manchester United Articles

Hodgson on not Risking Rooney (Thursday October 8 2015)

Still Awaiting International Clearance! (Thursday October 8 2015)

United Legends - Pat Crerand (Thursday October 8 2015)

United Will Not Do A Liverpool! (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Memphis on Recovery Days! (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Valdes Now Spoilt for Choice (Wednesday October 7 2015)

You Can Have It Both Ways! (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Rojo Pulls Out of Argentina Squad (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Rooney Fitness Doubt for England (Wednesday October 7 2015)

Archived Manchester United Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Man City 8 6 0 2 +12 18
2. Arsenal 8 5 1 2 +6 16
3. Man Utd 8 5 1 2 +4 16
4. Crystal Palace 8 5 0 3 +4 15
5. Leicester City 8 4 3 1 +2 15
6. West Ham 8 4 2 2 +6 14
7. Everton 8 3 4 1 +4 13

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Euro Round Up
Norwich : 09/10/2015 07:00:01
Liverpool: LFC Confirm Klopp As Manager
Liverpool : 08/10/2015 21:24:00
Stoke's December Manchester games live on TV
Stoke : 08/10/2015 19:03:01
FA Give Jose Something Else To Cry About
Arsenal : 08/10/2015 18:37:00
Arsenal Selected For TV
Southampton : 08/10/2015 17:51:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

MOTM v Arsenal?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
De Gea 13%
Young 0%
Smalling 0%
Blind 0%
Darmian 0%
Carrick 0%
Schweinsteiger 9%
Mata 4%
Depay 4%
Rooney 0%
Martial 70%
Valencia 0%
Fellaini 0%
Wilson 0%