I only saw him in the Europa League a few seasons ago but he stood out as an exceptional player, both against United and in Bilbao's defeat to Atletico in the final. I loved his none stop running and exceptional passing. Since then I've been harbouring a hope we might go in for him. I was more than relieved when United didn't acquire his services yesterday. As we are short on quality central midfielders how about going for him this January? We also have a couple of Spaniards working for us who might be able to negotiate their way through the bureaucratic complications of such a transfer.