Fergie will watch Belgian
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The giant 24-year-old has also attracted attention from Juventus, and could be set to quit Stade Velodrome in the summer.
Indeed, despite denials from the player's agent, Lille's Pascal Cygan has emerged as a possible replacement with Marseille the latest club to show an interest in the rugged stopper.
Belgian international van Buyten, formerly with Charleroi and Standard Liege, will have the chance to impress Ferguson and other onlookers in the encounter with PSG.
Marseille chief Bernard Tapie revealed Ferguson will be at the game, but refused to disclose the reason why the Scot was taking time out from his busy schedule.
United have a major headache in terms of the centre of their defence with Laurent Blanc still adamant he will retire, and Ronny Johnsen also out of contract in the summer.
Although it is feasible both could yet stay, it is almost certain that Ferguson will sign at least one big-name centre back before the 2002/2003 season gets underway.