Manchester United’s squad needs a real freshening up. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has worked wonders with the current squad he has at his disposal, although the fact of the matter is, there’s only so far he can take these players.
For the Red Devils, it won’t come cheaply. Players cost more than ever, particularly those superstar teenagers who are just finding their feet at the highest level.
The latest player to be linked with an Old Trafford move is Joao Felix. Aged just 19, the striker is enjoying a stunning breakthrough season with SL Benfica. Now, according to the usually reliable Simon Peach, it is being claimed that United are keeping a close eye on the young man from Portugal.
I think it’s fitting that Peach says United have been keeping tabs on Felix for years. This club has been built on nurturing and harnessing young talents and Felix is probably being sort of in a similar sense to how the Reds acquired Cristiano Ronaldo.
That would explain why things haven’t worked out recently. Managers like Jose Mourinho tend to opt for the ready made player rather than the young up-and-comer. That never fit in line with United’s ideologies, maybe that’s why he struggled here.
As for Felix, it’d be a brilliant piece of business. Personally, though, Jadon Sancho is the one I’d go for, however, it’d probably be tough to tempt Borussia Dortmund into selling.