Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ced the Red

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ced the Red

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UNITED are considering a move for Southampton right-back Cedric Soares as they mull over a replacement for Antonio Valencia.

Soares, 26, started Portugal's knockout ties en route to Euro 2016 glory and is being looked at by Jose Mourinho with Southampton heading for relegation.

The M.E.N. revealed last month Mourinho is eager to sign two full-backs in the summer transfer window, with Valencia and Ashley Young turning 33 before the start of next season.

Mourinho admired Soares' former Southampton and Portugal team-mate Jose Fonte at the start of last season but United dropped their interest following Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones' improved form.

Soares (left) is contracted to Southampton until 2020 but he looks set to leave and the Saints are also expected to lose left-back Ryan Bertrand, who has been linked with City. …

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