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Agreement reached between United and Benfica for Ezequiel Garay

SN understands that negotiations between Manchester United and Benfica over the signing of Ezequiel Garay are in advanced stages. The 26-year-old is high on David Moyes’ wish list and he was recently reported to be house hunting in Manchester.

Moreover, an agreement has been reached for the player to move, but both clubs need to agree on a final fee.

Some fans may be wondering why Moyes wants another centre back when he already has Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones ready to become regulars. That’s not to mention Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic both coming to the end of their careers.

However if you can rewind your memory back as far as February of this year when we played Everton at Old Trafford, you should remember Jones playing Marouane Fellaini off the pitch in midfield. Moyes saw this and perhaps sees the young England international as a midfielder rather than defender.

More when we have it…

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