Manchester United Transfer Rumors: Victor Wanyama Would Be Perfect for Devils

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent INovember 28, 2012

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 07:  Victor Wanyama of Celtic celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Celtic and Barcelona at Celtic Park on November 7, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Manchester United is on the right track by going after Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama. He is the defensive midfielder this team desperately needs.  

This move has a long way to go to come to fruition since it is just in the rumor stages.  

Scott Murray of dished the rumor and reported that Man U is prepared to dish out over £12 million for the excellent defender. 

This moves makes a lot of sense for a lot of reasons.

Sir Alex Ferguson does not have a defensive midfielder anywhere near the quality of Wanyama. The 21-year-old is an absolute beast. He is big and strong and he plays with great intensity. 

He has talent with the ball and can go for the occasional score. He also is very patient with the ball and typically makes good decisions. The youngster plays with a poise beyond his years.

However, it is on defense where his real value lies. 

The guy brings it on every possession. This will make him a fan favorite everywhere he goes. He is an elite tackler, and he can get possession back for his side in a heartbeat. 

In his last two games against Barcelona, Wanyama made a whopping 10 tackles. 

There are very few players that are prepared to match his strength and intensity. Pair him with Kevin Strootman, and Man U will suddenly have as formidable a double pivot as there is. 

Adding Wanyama is not going to be easy. Celtic will not be eager to part with him, and they will likely be willing up their pocketbooks to keep him. 

However, this is Manchester United we are talking about, and if they really want him, I have to believe they will find a way to get him. 

The rest of the EPL should hope this does not happen.