All I needed to see, cheers.I am a Benfica fan and he is not ready for United at all. He made a good first season (around 6 months) in the 1st team 2 years ago, after that when he played he played very badly and is very clumsy, he barely gets match time now and was injured during the pre season which didn't help. We are looking to loan/sell him so I really doubt if he can't even be a good rotative player in the portuguese league he would be a good signing for a top club in the PL like United.
My thoughts exactly. Our problem is with breaking down park the bus teams and we need good passers for that. This guy and Soumare who we've also been linked with won't really help with that because they are not those kind of players. Our midfield targets who are good passers - Phillips, Maddison, Grealish, won't be available on January
Yeah it just doesn't make any sense. Every midfielder we sign will take up a spot. And I think we need to prioritise passing, playmaking and vision in midfield now.Doesn't look like it. He looks like a dribbler from deep with an engine. We need cm's so he looks a decent option still.
I agree, we desperately need clever playmakers at the club.
https://www.redcafe.net/threads/gedson-fernandes-manchester-united-interested-sky-sports.452511/post-25102049What do our Portuguese contingent on the Caf make of this?
Loan deal with the option to buy for a lot less than his exaggerated buyout clause. I look at the situation of Tielemans when he came on loan from Monaco; player with talent but inconsistencies in his game and temperament. But has looked a key midfielder for them this season.
We really have fallen haven’t we, remember a few years ago we were being linked with midfielders such as Thiago, Kroos, Fabregas etc. now it’s fecking Sean Longstaff and unknown kids from Portugal.
Hes a child that can't get a game for Benfica.Who is this guy? Not heard much about him until the last few days.
I know we haven’t signed anyone decent in midfield for a while and we have thin options, but what makes this guy a justified purchase?
I would say there are plenty of better players that would be prioritised over this guy.