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Will money talk in January as Man United eye up Everton star

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Manchester United may have been flattered by the easy win over Wigan at the weekend but the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson has not found a ready replacement for Paul Scholes suggests his team building is not complete. Scholes has been United's most influential player, turning defeat into a win at Southampton from off the bench and playing like a man half his age.

Scholes can't be expected to play every game though through a busy Champions League and Premier League campaign.
Everton midfielder come-striker, Marouane Fellaini has dominated for Everton this season as Scholes has for United. Ferguson is believed to be particularly fond of the imposing midfielder after seeing the 24-year-old knock out a string of impressive performances, most notably his one-man-demolition routine against United last month.
Despite transfer interest from United Everton boss David Moyes has publicly stated the star man is not for sale.
Moyes said: “I have got no problem if other clubs start circling for my players. None at all.
“What I do know is that they can’t come in and take any of my players until January and we are only in September.
“Whatever happens now, whatever Fellaini says, he is here for at least the next four months.
Nick Powell, secured from Crewe Alexander, will hope to enforce his presence in the same manner as past teenage acquisitions Phil Jones and Chris Smalling. The 18-year-old was impressive against Wigan but has a long way to go to become Scholes' replacement and Fellaini looks a better bet to be the midfield lynch-pin,

United can't afford to go out of the Champions League in the early stages as they did last season and spending big on the Belgian star may be paid back in spades if he helps United lift the trophy for the fourth time come May. Everton may need to make the most of their star man before January.


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