MOYES REVEALS GREENING BID
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The offer is possibly thought to be higher than the club's record £1.5 million transfer which the Lillywhites paid United for Northern Ireland ace David Healy.
Moyes is a big admirer of the England Under-21 international and would like to bring him to Deepdale to boost his squad for a promotion bid.
Greening has failed to hold down a regular place at Old Trafford and is keen on a move away for first team football.
The two Lancashire clubs enjoy a good relationship and Moyes will hope that United accept their offer and let them talk to the right-sided midfielder.
"We'd made an offer for him," Moyes told the club's official website. "We made it over a week ago but we've not had a response from Manchester United. I don't know why not," Moyes said.
"He's the captain of the England Under-21s and that fits the bill of the type of players we want to bring to the club.
"But it's something which is out of our hands at the moment, really,"
Preston will face stiff competition from Middlesbrough and West Ham United for the talented midfielder.
New Boro boss Steve McClaren knows all about Greening's attributes and he is trying to take the 22-year-old to The Riverside along with his Old Trafford team-mate Mark Wilson.
Moyes also dismissed reports that the club were targeting Manchester City striker Shaun Goater.
Preston representatives watched Manchester City last weekend against Halifax fuelling speculation that they were watching Goater before making an offer for the former Bristol City ace.
"We watched that game but we watch as many as we can," said Moyes. "They weren't the orders (to scout Goater) I gave out that's for sure."