PICTURE: Defender spotted at Old Trafford with agent

by Sam Peoples

Swansea defender Ashley Williams was last night spotted at Old Trafford with his agent as he attended Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial.

The 28-year-old defender was linked with a move to United last season only a couple of months after he ‘nearly killed’ Robin van Persie.

Rio and Ashley share the same management agency and is a good friend of Ferdinand’s, so it may simply have been a case of the Welshman coming to visit for that reason.

ashley-williams-transfer2But United have strongly been linked with a move for a centre back this summer with Ferdinand edging towards retirement and Vidic’s injury problems leaving cause for concern. Ezequiel Garay’s protracted move never materialised but with bags of Premier League experience, Williams would not find it difficult to settle at Old Trafford.

The fact that he shares the same agent as Ferdinand would suggest that if Moyes was to move for Williams, it could easily happen but there are much bigger prerogatives than bringing in a new centre back into the team and I would rather see Jones, Smalling and Evans given the game time.

Images: Twitter/Beth_Bar22 + NickIngram24

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