Tuesday, 5th March, 2013
Manchester United are continuing to monitor Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay ahead of a potential summer swoop for the Argentine.
Representatives from the English side were in attendance at the weekend when Benfica won 1-0 away at Beira-Mar in the Portuguese Superliga.
While midfielder Nicolas Gaitan was also being checked on, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s brother Martin, his most trusted lieutenant, was one of those present and, according to Portuguese daily O Jogo, his brief was to check up on Garay.
The former Real Madrid defender has been consistently linked with a switch to Old Trafford and the Red Devils are expected to come calling in the summer.
With Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic both the wrong side of 30, Ferguson is ready to shop for another quality stopper.
The 26-year-old Garay ticks all the boxes, boasting experience at the very highest level and classy defensive skills.
He joined Benfica in 2011 from Real Madrid.
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