Manchester United given boost in pursuit of unhappy Real Madrid midfielder after angry outburst

by Sam Peoples

Sami Khedira has hit out at Real Madrid and the Spanish press for his treatment in Spain which will put David Moyes on red alert.

Manchester United had a deadline day bid for Khedira rejected by Madrid but Khedira’s outburst could make his position in Madrid untenable, opening up the possibility of a January transfer for the German international.

“I’m not a Spanish player, I did not cost a lot of money and I am one of Mourinho’s disciples,” he told German newspaper Kicker.de.

“I started the season on the bench or in the stands. Even if I play well, I am the scapegoat and so will not be properly valued.”

Khedira held nothing back in his angry outburst and also slammed Madrid for their sale of Mesut Ozil and has said that a lot of players are upset that he was allowed to leave the club.

He continued: “A lot of players have lamented him leaving, including me. To lose a player with his qualities weakens the team, but we have other players of quality.

“We are not playing well. Most of the time we are over-complicating with too much individualism.

“I don’t know if it is just a matter of time or if there is another problem but we are still not playing like a team.”

Moyes’ pursuit of Khedira was genuine and now that he has voiced his frustrations at his position in Spain, Moyes may go back with a second offer in January.

With Asier Illaramendi, Xabi Alonso and Luka Modric, Madrid would still be heavily stacked in Khedira’s position and could afford to let him leave the squad but he is very similar to both Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini.

United are more in need of a creative central midfielder but that isn’t to say Moyes sees it that way, so he could be buoyed by Khedira’s latest comments about his career in Madrid.

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