Man Utd, Inter Milan do battle over Witsel

Manchester United are battling Champions League opponents Inter Milan for Standard Liege star Axel Witsel.

Manchester United are battling Champions League opponents Inter Milan for Standard Liege star Axel Witsel.

The Sun says United supremo Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to add the Standard Liege midfielder to his squad this summer, with doubts continuing to surround Owen Hargreaves long-term fitness.

Hargreaves has featured just THREE times for the Red Devils this season after being sidelined with a long-standing knee injury.

Fergie is understood to be looking at alternatives should the England midfielder fail to overcome his fitness problems and Witsel fits the bill.

Reports suggest the Old Trafford chief is lining up an £8million summer bid for the 20-year-old, with Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho set to offer him an alternative switch to the San Siro.

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