Manchester United are eyeing Swansea City defender Ashley Williams. The Mirror says United are weighing up a shock move for Swansea skipper Williams - the man Sir Alex Ferguson infamously claimed "could have killed" Robin van Persie.

Williams, who captains the Swans in today's Capital One Cup Final, is a known target of Liverpool, with former boss Brendan Rodgers a huge admirer.

But now Ferguson, who was raging about Williams kicking the ball at a grounded Van Persie during December's clash at Swansea, is keeping close tabs on the Wales centre-back as he looks to revamp his defence.