Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Moyes Target Was Already at United'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Moyes Target Was Already at United'

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PHIL Neville has said David Moyes scouted Borussia Dortmund players Robert Lewandowski, Marco Reus and Shinji Kagawa - even though he was already at United.

Kagawa joined the Reds from Dortmund for £12m in 2012 and won a Premier League winner's medal before Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson the following year.

Moyes took his Everton coaching staff members Steve Round and Jimmy Lumsden to Old Trafford, while Neville retired from professional football and returned to United in a coaching capacity, having left the club in 2005.

Kagawa played 30 times with Neville sat in the dugout during the 2013-14 season, yet the former United full-back has confusingly suggested the Japanese was scouted by Moyes.

"I was at Manchester United at the time when we were scouting players at Borussia Dortmund like Kagawa, like Reus," Neville said on Five Live. …

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