The Belgian international has ignited rumors of a possible switch to Old Trafford after saying that he desires to play in the Premier League for the Manchester giants
Currently under contract at Russian Premier League outfit Zenit Saint Petersburg, Axel Witsel is one of those players who could possibly solve the team’s midfield problems that have been glowering at their faces over the last couple of years.
And although Louis van Gaal has been searching for the right midfielder ever since he took up the managerial position at Old Trafford, the Dutchman has so far failed in his attempts to sign long term target Kevin Strootman among other players who could fill in the whole that has never been filled since the retirement of Paul Scholes.
And now, it appears that Van Gaal might be forced into considering the option of bringing Witsel to the Premier League after the former Benfica man admitted his desire to play in the Premier League for the Red Devils.
The 26 year old is not really happy in Russia and has admitted that he has always like Manchester Untied and in the future, would want to play with them.
‘I am still young, only 26. We‘ll see in the future. I have always liked Manchester United from when I was young.’