Report: United turn from Baines to Taylor

Manchester United are considering a move for Swansea left-back Neil Taylor.

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By ESPNSTAR.com staff

With Fabio sent out on-loan to Queens Park Rangers this summer, Patrice Evra remains Manchester United's only established left-back. The club was heavily linked with Everton's Leighton Baines at the end of last season, but David Moyes' refusal to budge on his 20 million pound price tag has deterred the Red Devils from making a bid for the Englishman. 

While United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is still keeping Baines as an option, the Daily Mirror reports that the experienced Scot has identified Taylor as another potential target. Previously scouted by Newcastle, the Welshman started in all of Stuart Pearce's Team GB fixtures during London 2012 after an impressive Premier League debut season with Swansea. 

Being just 23 years of age, Taylor is an example of the type of highly-rated youngster Ferguson appreciates. The fact that he is rated at just 5 million pounds by his current employers also makes him a more likely acquisition than Baines. However, the Red Devils are also keeping FC Copenhagen's Bryan Oviedo in mind. 

Should Taylor manage to secure a move to Old Trafford, it would mark the completion of a meteoric rise to the top for the full-back, who was playing non-league football with Wreham just three years ago. 



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