Manchester United boss David Moyes is keen on Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Alex Teixeira. The People says United boss David Moyes is desperate for new blood in the centre of the park and Teixeira, 23, impressed in the Champions League at Old Trafford last week.

Sir Alex Ferguson was famously urged to sign Cristiano Ronaldo by United players after the Portugal star dazzled playing for Sporting Lisbon in a 2003 friendly.

And several Reds players were equally in awe of Brazilian Teixeira, who is valued at £25million.

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