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Olympique Marseille's Steve Mandanda fancies being Manchester United's next top goalkeeper

Steve Mandanda
Date of birth - 28 March 1985
Current club - Marseille
Natinonal team - France

French international believes he should be on club's shortlist...

Olympique Marseille's French international goalkeeper Steve Mandanda has thrown his hat into the ring to be Manchester United's long-term successor to Edwin van der Sar.

The 25-year-old is currently performing well in a table-topping OM side, although he has been dislodged by Olympique Lyonnais' Hugo Lloris — another rumoured United target — in the pecking order for the national side.

And although Mandanda is happy at the Stade Velodrome, he confirmed he hopes to play in England one day and sees no reason why Sir Alex Ferguson shouldn't be taking a close look at him over the summer.

"Naturally I should be staying in Marseille next season but you never know," Mandanda told JDD Newspaper.

"I've not had any contact with any club but all know my dream is to play in the Premier League.

"I've heard Manchester United are looking for a goalkeeper. My name isn't on their list, but you never know."

Marseille are currently five points clear atop Ligue 1 with four games remaining. Mandanda has kept 12 clean sheets in 33 appearances.

credit to : Alex Dimond as well as
well, it's a good news and good starting for united as well.. previously fergie interested to sign Keeper from CSKA Moscow..Anyhow, we should find for someone that have capability just like VDS or even more as the replacement for the current Goalkeeper.. with the reserved two keepers Ben foster and Thomas Kuszack.. hope we can be much better in order to prevent the opposite team from scoring by defending the goal.. just let VDS has his rest eventho, we need his services even more and more..

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