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Ferguson sends out Man Utd scouts: Find me three future legends

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has sent his scouts out to find him three future stars. The Manchester Evening News says Ferguson intends to buy his replacements for the club's three legends Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs.

The surviving trio from the Class of '92 remain on one-year deals at Old Trafford and are being considered for new contracts.

A question mark hangs over the future of injury-stricken right back Neville, who'll be 36 in February, and his retirement is expected this summer.

Giggs, 37, and 36-year-old Scholes are set to stay on and accept new 12-month deals before the end of the season.

But finding successors for the trio, who have amassed over 2000 appearances between them, is paramount as United scour the globe for new recruits.

For Giggs, Tottenham ace Gareth Bale is the obvious choice for Ferguson, while in Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder he sees a successor for Scholes.

United are also watching Olympiakos right-back Vassilis Torosidis with a view to finding Neville's replacement.

 It's all kicking off again! Click here for the No1 coverage of Manchester United's winter market transfer news.

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