Paul Scharner says that a move to Birmingham City in the transfer window is a possibility.
The Austrian centre-half was culpable in conceding the penalty for a foul on Michael Owen that gave Frank Lampard the opportunity to score England's goal but his impressive performance will have caught the eye of Steve Bruce.
The Birmingham manager has made no secret of his desire to bolster his back line and flew to Norway to watch Scharner in action for Brann Bergen two weeks ago, after being alerted to his talent during their pre-season tour of Scandinavia.
Scharner said it was a case of 'watch this space' regarding any potential move to the Premiership when the transfer window reopens.
"It is possible that I could move to the Premiership with Birmingham, but ask me again in January," he said, sporting a large grin. "I haven't spoken to them privately but there has been contact through my agent.
"I am very interested in playing in the Premiership and Old Trafford is a beautiful stadium. Maybe in the future, I will play many games here," he added cheekily.
Scharner held Owen's arm after 25 minutes to hand England a get-outofjail card, but he had also produced a timely sliding tackle to deny the diminutive England striker as he bore down on goal eight minutes previously.
Scharner also dealt with the aerial threat of Peter Crouch and his style of play looked in keeping with the physical nature of the Premiership but he said that he had no complaints about the award of the penalty, despite prolonged protests from his irate team-mates.
He said: "I held on to Owen and England will be pleased with the decision but I cannot complain as it was a penalty. England will be delighted to win. After David Beckham's
sending-off, we had a good spell and we tried very hard to grab an equaliser.
"But we have a very young team and it wasn't possible to change the result, despite all our efforts. But we can look forward to the future with optimism, as age is on our side.
"During the first 20 minutes, I had a few problems trying to win headers against Crouch but, as the game progressed, I improved. I started winning a few headers even though he is a tall guy and you have to compete against him."