English Premiership

United ponder shock bid for Allen

2014-08-27 09:54
Joe Allen of Liverpool battles Youssouf Mulumbu of West Brom during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool at The Hawthorns on Saturday (August 18 2012) in West Bromwich, England. Picture: Michael Regan/Getty Ima
Cape Town - Manchester United reached a new low last night after crashing out of the League Cup with an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Milton Keynes Dons.

United manager Louis Van Gaal now wants to add more quality to his misfiring midfield and is reportedly interested in Liverpool's Joe Allen.

According to the Mirror, United are planning to make a £20 million bid for the Welshman and sent a scout to Manchester City on Monday night to watch the 24-year-old in action against the champions.

Allen, who impressed Van Gaal during an international game against Holland, was used mainly as a sub last season at the Merseyside club, raising questions over his future at Anfield.

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