According to reports in the Sunday Mirror, Manchester United have failed in their attempts to sign Manchester City midfielder Stephen Ireland.
Sir Alex Ferguson was hoping to tempt Ireland away from Eastlands and bring him to Old Trafford, however the world’s richest club rejected the Premier League Champions’ enquiry straight away.
Ireland, 23, is now, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best midfielders in the league. Ever since breaking onto the scene back in 2005, Ireland has been superb and today’s link is testament to that.
It’s hard to tell whether or not United really did make an enquiry for Ireland but one things for sure, they could do a lot worse than the former Cobh Ramblers man.
Ireland would have to be worth at least £22 million if you take into account the amount of money being spent on midfielders this summer. He is still very young and hopefully his best years are ahead of him.