Man Utd keen on Bordeaux fullback Faubert

United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants to bring in the 23 year-old right-sided defender as a potential long-term replacement for 33 year-old captain Gary Neville.

Faubert said: “The Rossoneri preferred Massimo Oddo because I was Cup-tied from the Champions League. It would appeal to play in England. I wanted to go there before the door opened to Milan.”

Faubert almost joined AC Milan in the January transfer window.