Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants a new left-back. The Daily Mail says Ferguson will revive his interest in Everton defender Leighton Baines after conceding defeat in his move for Chelsea's Ashley Cole.

Ferguson remains keen to replace Patrice Evra.

United are reviving their interest in England international Baines, a player they spent much of the summer courting.

Ferguson felt Everton's £15million valuation of Baines was a price too high, but the Old Trafford club want to re-open negotiations with the Toffees.

David Moyes will be loathe to lose the 27-year-old, who has been one of Everton's players of the season.

But a big enough offer could be enough to tempt the Goodison Park club into selling the impressive defender.