According to The Sun, that man is 24-year-old Tottenham midfielder Modric.
The Red Devils are said to be lining up a £25 million bid for the diminutive Croatian midfielder who Ferguson praised in the programme notes at the recent United v Spurs game when he said: "And I give you another wee man who'll be at Old Trafford this afternoon: Luka Modric, who is playing out of his skin at the moment."
Tottenham will no doubt try and bat off the advances of their Premier League rivals, but United have managed to prise the likes of Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov away from them in recent seasons and will be confident their pockets will prove deep enough once more.
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