Midweek Sport - - ON THE NOSE - By CHRIS MCKENNA

DAVID MOYES is keen to snatch Ben­fica’s Eze­quiel Garay as fears over Ne­manja Vidic’s fit­ness con­tinue to grow.

The Ser­bian defender has sat out the early parts of Man United’s pre-sea­son tour with a back prob­lem.

It is the lat­est in a long line of nig­gles that have scup­pered Vidic’s re­cent sea­sons, with knee prob­lems be­ing a par­tic­u­lar is­sue.

That is why Moyes is set to of­fer Ar­gen­tine Garay (left) around £5mil­lion a year if he leaves Por­tu­gal to move to the Pre­mier League.

United chiefs are in dis­cus­sions with Ben­fica bosses to thrash out a deal, with the Sta­dium of Light side hop­ing to bring in at least £20mil­lion for the cen­tre-back.

Garay, 26, joined Ben­fica in 2011 af­ter spend­ing three sea­sons with Span­ish gi­ants Real Madrid.

The defender has 15 caps for his coun­try and has im­pressed in the Cham­pi­ons League, in­clud­ing in games against United.

Mid­fielder Michael Car­rick has heaped praise on new Old Traf­ford boss Moyes.

The United vet­eran reck­ons the Scot – who re­placed Sir Alex Fer­gu­son this sum­mer

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