PICTURE: Ferguson spotted in Scotland scouting Wanyama at Celtic Park

by Tom Parker

Photo: Twitter

As Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United team gear-up for the tense Premier League run-in in the sunny climbs over Qatar, the United boss was in far colder reaches as he watched midfielder Victor Wanyama score in Celtic’s 4-0 rout of Dundee United at Celtic Park.

Wanyama is a player who has been interesting a number of clubs in the Premier League since two eye-catching displays against Barcelona earlier this season, and the Kenyan international put in a superb display as Ferguson watched from the stands at Parkhead.

The 21-year-old has been a key player since joining Celtic from Belgian side Beerschot in 2011 and scored his side’s second goal on the night. Neil Lennon is understood to be keen to keep one of his star players, as Gary Hooper closes in on a move away from Parkhead.

Wanyama has played 51 times for Celtic, scoring ten goals, and has established himself as a fans favourite with the clubs supporters. He became the first Kenyan player to score in the Champions League in November in Celtic’s historic victory over Barcelona.


Sir Alex Ferguson is currently in Scotland to pay his respects to former Celtic player Sean Fallon, who was Jock Stein’s assistant manager during Celtic’s 1967 European Cup triumph.

Manchester United are currently in Qatar for some warm weather training, while Ferguson has stayed in England potentially in the hope of wrapping up a deal for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha. The move is said to be nearing completion, depending on which tabloid you believe.

However, Ferguson’s presence in Glasgow last night suggests that he is scouting around for potential signings to bolster United’s midfield options in the summer with links persisting with Kevin Strootman and Hector Herrera.

Standing at 6”2, tough-tackling midfield powerhouse Wanyama certainly fits the bill as many United fans crave a central midfielder with bite and aggression. Wanyama would likely command a fee of around £15 million and for those who watched his performances against Barcelona, he appears to be worth every penny.

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Brendán 01/23/2013 - 19:48

He wasn’t scouting – he was merely there because he was attending Celtic legend Seán Fallon’s funeral today. God rest his soul. Glasgow is Green and White! and if you want to take Wanyama off us we want £25mil
No Pasaran!

topxee 01/23/2013 - 17:44

United for life

Nuri 01/23/2013 - 17:08

Or maybe he was just there to enjoy the game like everyone else!!! #justsaying.

Orville 01/23/2013 - 17:38

Highly unlikely.


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