Olympique Marseille playmaker Mathieu Valbuena would welcome a summer move to Manchester United.

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson knows all about Valbuena after this season's Champions League games and rates the midfielder highly.

Valbuena has been considered as a replacement for Paul Scholes, should the veteran retire at the end of this season.

Asked about joining United, he said last night: "Manchester [United]? I would cycle there."

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