Fergie boosts Gers' Martin hopes
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Manchester United youngster Lee Martin could be heading north of the border.
Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed Manchester United youngster Lee Martin could be heading north of the border.
Rangers' new manager Paul Le Guen is a fond admirer of the 19-year-old, who has been making a name for himself in United's youth team.
The Gers are eyeing a temporary deal for Martin and those hopes have been boosted by Ferguson's acknowledgement of his former club's interest.
Ferguson told the Glasgow Evening Times: "Paul [Le Guen] has spoken to me about two or three young players.
"Lee is an exceptionally talented young player and, if he is going out on loan again, we would like him to go to a club of some stature where he can develop further.
"I am still active in the transfer market and things might depend on who we get in.
"But it is a possibility and something could develop next week."
Le Guen admits he was impressed by Martin's performance in United's friendly victory over Celtic last week.
"I can confirm I have spoken to Sir Alex," said the Frenchman.
"It depends on a couple of things. I was very impressed with Martin against Celtic and my next conversation with Sir Alex will be determined by whether it can happen or not."