Man Utd boss Ferguson wants another check on Witsel

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is closing in on Benfica ace Axel Witsel.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is closing in on Benfica ace Axel Witsel.

Belgian sources say Ferguson made a personal check on Witsel last week at Chelsea as he considers the Belgium international as a long-term successor for Paul Scholes.

Unfortunately for Ferguson, with Maxi Pereira's dismissal in the Champions League clash forced Witsel to be moved into the fullback position for much of the game.

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