Former Manchester United legend & current Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that Manchester United are indeed interested in signing midfielder Jordan Henderson from the Wearside club...
Jordan Henderson, who has earned his first ever national call-up for England against France, has been hailed as one of English football's brightest prospects & is attracting interest from other clubs like Chelsea, Arsenal & Man City...
Speaking to the News Of The World, Steve Bruce said -
''Only once has Fergie talked about one of my players, and that was Antonio Valencia, and bugger me he bought him!"
"He had spoken to me about him. 'Keep me informed' were his words,then he signed him. He has said the same about Jordan, but to be fair they have all asked to be kept informed. What has caught most oftheir eyes is his ability to get up and down the pitch now is huge. You looked at Steven Gerrard, Ashley Cole and Cesc Fabregas, they are all great players but they can get up and down the pitch to get the mileage, and you need that in the modern game."
"He has caught the eye because he is a very good player. If you are Chelsea, Manchester United, or Liverpool, there is a 20-year-old who is playing in the Premier League week in, week out. There are not many you can look at."
Big-spending Man City are tipped to be top contenders alongside United for the midfielder's signature... But Steve Bruce insists that he will do his best to keep Henderson at the Stadium Of Light...
Steve Bruce added -"He is a Sunderland player, and a Sunderlandlad and we will do our utmost to keep him but we can never stop speculation. He has huge respect for this football club and he will do the right thing. Jordan has a good grounding."
Given the fact that Bruce & Sir Alex have a great relationship, the move may tilt in favour of the Red Devils despite City outbidding them... Also, Henderson has expressed his desire to play for United... Here's what he said -
"When I was little my heroes were David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Roy Keane. I've always liked the way Manchester United played.''
Let's hope that he signs for us as early as the January transfer window in case Tom Cleverley isn't brought back from Wigan... He'll be a great signing for sure!
That's all Folks!