Lille right back added to Fergie's list
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he rates Eden Hazard and that his French scouting trip in March was also to look at other players.
Ferguson's presence at Lille's Ligue 1 game against Lyon on March 12 was highlighted by TV cameras and it was widely reported that he was there specifically to check on the Belgian winger. This belief was backed up earlier this month when United coach Rene Meulensteen admitted Ferguson wanted to see Hazard in action personally to judge him, before he considered whether he was the right type to potentially thrive at Old Trafford. The United manager told a French radio station last night that he was watching the 21-year-old, but that other players had also caught his eye. "I was at the game and watched Hazard, as well as other players," Ferguson told French station Radio RMC. "That's part of my job, looking at good players. "Hazard is a very good player and has a lot of qualities. He's particularly quick over the first 10 yards." Hazard has said he will leave Lille in the summer, sparking a scramble for his services from the top Premier League and Spanish clubs. Lille right back Mathieu Debuchy was also thought to have been on Ferguson's scouting list, after he watched him make his debut for France on video a fortnight prior to his trip to see the match against Lyon.