Olympique Marseille playmaker Mathieu Valbuena is interesting Manchester United.

The Manchester Evening News says United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is monitoring midfielder Valbuena.

Sources in France claim United are one of several suitors interested in Marseille's World Cup star Valbuena.

Valbuena is valued at around £10m, and who is due to face United next week.

La Provence says United legend Eric Cantona has recommended Valbuena to his former club, as a possible long-term replacement for Paul Scholes.

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