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Manchester United coach confirms Ferguson's interest in Eden Hazard

The Scot has even been to watch the Belgian international play, according to Rene Meulensteen.

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MANCHESTER UNITED coach Rene Meulensteen has revealed that Alex Ferguson has been to see Lille sensation Eden Hazard in person.

The Belgian winger is one of the most sought-after players in European football with La Liga’s top two and a string of Premier League clubs all rumoured to be interested.

French side Lille will be looking to cash in on their biggest asset this season and may hold out for around €40m for the 21-year-old.

Meulensteen admits that the Red Devils are monitoring the situation and Ferguson has even been on a scouting mission to check out Hazard.

“The manager wanted to see (Eden) Hazard by himself,” Sky Sports reports Meulensteen as saying. “That’s a sign he thinks it’s an interesting player. We talked a lot about him.”

For a club it’s important that you keep refreshing your squad.

“Hazard is a special talent, but it always takes a while. As (an) example, we followed David de Gea for a long time before we got him.

“Ferguson wants to know the character of the player. Because of that he’s going to look himself for players. Hazard is ‘the man’ at Lille. Ferguson wanted to see if that had an influence on him.”

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