Published on July 10th, 2014 | by soccersweep22
Manchester United: The new Ronaldo coming to Old Trafford?
Manchester United are reportedly looking to beat their rivals to the double signing of Joao Filipe and Joao Virginia.
TalkSport passes on the news that there are apparently several suitors interested in signing the pair, but Manchester United are hoping to win the battle.
Both the youngsters play for Portuguese side Benfica and are aged just 15. Promising performances in the youth side has attracted interested from a number of big clubs.
Filipe has already been likened to fellow Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo. Able to play as a winger or an attacking midfielder, many consider him an exciting prospect.
Meanwhile Virginia is a talented goalkeeper who is rated as a big prospect for the future.
Benfica have offered both players long-term contracts but neither has signed, fuelling speculation that they could move other clubs. Sky Sports has alleged that the pair want to play in England and are eager to join a Premier League club.
With Louis van Gaal set to take over the manager role at Manchester United in the coming days, following his national side’s elimination from The World Cup, transfers could well move ahead. If the Dutch manager is looking to overhaul the whole squad, including the youth side, he may well want to invest in promising talents such as Filipe and Virginia.
The Manchester club have already had a busy transfer window. They have so far signed youngster Luke Shaw from Southampton in a multimillion deal along with central midfielder Ander Herrera from Spanish side Athletic Bilbao.