Rafael van der Vaart says he would happily quit Real Madrid for ... Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson is understood to have made enquiries about the Dutch midfielder, who is one of four Galacticos to have been put up for sale by the Spanish club.
Van der Vaart, 27, told the Daily Express: "I could never play for another club in Spain and the truth is that if you are leaving Real Madrid, there is only one club you can join that is not a step down - and that's Manchester United.
"They are a huge club and if the reported interest they have in me turns out to be true, then I would really have to sit down and listen.
"If Manchester United could offer me first-team football with the situation as it is at Madrid, it would be very hard to turn down. Alex Ferguson is a great coach and I would never think about joining a team where I didn't believe I could win things, so all of a sudden that limits your choices.
"At Manchester United you know success is likely and that's a big factor for me at this stage of my career.
"If [Real boss] Jose Mourinho makes it clear I won't play much, I see my future in English football."
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