Date: 2nd August 2011 at 4:36pm
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Although United, according to some tabloid sources, appear to be still actively pursuing Wesley Sneijder, some sources are also linking us with a move for a more controversial character.

Freed by Newcastle, and on a free transfer, these sources are linking Manchester United with a sudden move for the Joey Barton.

Barton, as you are probably all aware, has led a chequered past and been involved in some unsavory incidents.

But, whilst the move may well seem to be one we`d not normally consider, it should be remembered that Sir Alex Ferguson has worked with some pretty wayward stars in the past.

Players like Roy Keane and Eric Cantona were never angels but Sir Alex got the best out of them.

Barton might not, if a signing were to come off, be a first team regular but his presence in the squad could give us some added depth at a time whereby the squad, of last season, has been quite considerably shorn!



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