English Premiership

Shawcross an option for United

2014-10-17 11:27
Ryan Shawcross, centre (AP)
Cape Town - Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross is being linked with a return to Manchester United as the club looks to reinforce their defence.

Source close to espn.com indicate that the former Manchester United youth player is being considered with a return to Old Trafford.

Aston Villa's Ron Vlaar and Stoke City's Ryan Shawcross are the leading candidates to be brought to Old Trafford by Louis van Gaal in the January transfer window.

Shawcross made just two appearances for the senior team at Old Trafford, both in League Cup fixtures, before being sold to Stoke City in 2007.

Shawcross is an unforgiving tough-tackling centre back, who would provide much needed steel in the Red Devils backline.

The Stoke City defender is 27-years-old and has played in over 250 English Premiership games for the Potters.


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