Hazard 'excited' over Manchester United link & flattered by Ferguson scouting trip

The young attacker has caught the eye of many a manager, including Sir Alex Ferguson, with the Red Devils boss seemingly scouting the player in person last weekend against Lyon

Eden Hazard has admitted that he is excited by the interest shown in him by Manchester United, after Sir Alex Ferguson made the trip to France to see the Lille starlet in action over the weekend.

The Red Devils boss attended the Ligue 1 club’s 2-1 defeat away at Lyon to check on the progress of the talented Belgian, who has caught the eye of many Premier League sides.

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has also made no secret of his desire to bring the 21-year-old to England.

Hazard, who has scored 11 times in 27 appearances so far this season, concedes that he is likely to move onto an English club when the time is right and that the interest shown by United excites him, but insists that he must keep focus on his duties with Lille.

The Belgium international told La Voix du Nord: “Of course [United interest me], this is a club that excites everyone, but for now my focus is on Lille.

“But yes, it is a pleasure to be watched by one of the best coaches in the world, if not the best.”

Manchester United are 11/4 with Bet365 to qualify for the next stage of the Europa League by coming from behind in their second-leg clash with Athletic Bilbao on Thursday.

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