Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a shock move for QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt.The Sun says the Morocco play-maker impressed Manchester United's boss and coaching staff in the Rs' 3-1 loss at Old Trafford on Saturday.

And with Fergie set to offload Portugal winger Nani while also losing faith in Ashley Young, Taarabt is being looked at as a possible replacement.

The 23-year-old was not a favourite of new QPR chief Harry Redknapp during their time at Spurs.

Redknapp never started Taarabt in a Premier League game and allowed him to go on loan to Loftus Road before he was sold for good in a bargain £1million deal prior to the 2010-11 season.

So if Redknapp could get good money in for the mercurial but inconsistent Taarabt, he would be tempted to let him go.