Man Utd willing to risk waiting for Standard Liege star Defour

Manchester United are expected to wait to sign Standard Liege star Steven Defour.

The Daily Mail says United are firm admirers of Defour and have pondered making a move over the summer but look increasingly like leaving it another 12 months to see how well Defour picks up after a rusty return from injury.

A talented player, he will attract interest from around Europe but United are willing to take that chance.

They are also throwing the gauntlet down to their own underperforming midfielders Michael Carrick and Anderson to battle back to full fitness and form while they are still hoping Owen Hargreaves can come back from America with a chance of resurrecting his career.