Real Madrid Midfielder Mahamadou Diarra Excited By Manchester United Link

Midfielder keen to play in 'best league in the world'...
Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra has encouraged the rumoured interest of Manchester United, citing the reigning Premier League champions as a great move for him.

The Mali international was linked with United earlier in the week, with reports suggesting Sir Alex Ferguson believes the 28-year-old defensive midfielder is the perfect addition to his squad.

Diarra has been out of favour with Real manager Manuel Pellegrini in recent months, and reckons the Premier League is the best in the world.

"I am very flattered to be linked with a prestigious club like Manchester United," said Diarra to reporters.

"They are a top team and on a same level as Madrid. The Premier League is also the top league in the world, so let's wait and see.

"I am not playing a lot and at the end of the season I will discuss my situation with all parties and a decision will be taken.

"I want to play week in, week out like all top players."

Diarra has made just 12 La Liga appearances for Los Blancos this season. His Real team-mate and namesake, Lassana - who had spells at Portsmouth, Arsenal and Chelsea - has also been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent days.

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