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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.

They have also been linked with players such as Arturo Vidal from Juventus and Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria.



  1. Slim diddy

    Jul 10, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Well done van gaal make the right choice

  2. Imran

    Jul 10, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Who the F are these two never heard of them. Hence was Nani not suppose to be the next Ronaldo!!

  3. israel

    Jul 11, 2014 at 4:30 am

    I hope angel di Maria will land in old trafod it will be the best signing for united and arturo Vidal!


    Jul 11, 2014 at 7:08 am


  5. Onwe kingsley

    Jul 11, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Di maria, vidal,de vrij nd Hummels wil b a gud Signin 4 United

  6. Abdul M B K Jibia

    Jul 11, 2014 at 7:47 am

    pls make us happy by signing Angel Dimaria and Srootman plus Vidal or Wesley

  7. Varseh

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:36 am

    LVG pls make us happy by buying Hammels, De Vrij, Vidal, De Maria, cuadrado and perez. Sell some deadwoods

  8. prince mymo

    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:42 am

    We need D MARIA and VIDAL,just sell fletcher and carrick bcos dey are old.please don’t sell kagawa and nani bcos dey are stil young thO.united till I die


    Jul 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I’m warning to man utd,don’t make a great mistake 4 missing out of Vidal and Di maria.

  10. Mummy

    Jul 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I want toni kloos

  11. Salem king

    Jul 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Virginia n filipe 4 d future snap them quickly, di maria,carvalho n indi should be signed quickly. Negociations should continue on vidal 4 his fee 2 reduce

  12. tezzie

    Jul 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    As for me all we need nw is di maria,de vrij,arturo vidal and strootman

  13. Andy

    Jul 11, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    LvG please make united fans happy by signing hummel,vidal, di maria and sell carick and flecher plus young

  14. Ochieng Mourice

    Jul 11, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Plz LvG to bring in young n talented players eg Di Maria,carvaloh,kroos.

  15. Omosaye monday

    Jul 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Pls lvg get us toni kroos an angel di maria

  16. ocaka godfrey

    Jul 11, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    LVG, make me proud by buying vidal and dimaria

  17. michael njirazafa

    Jul 11, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    welcome LvG as it seems u comeup with wisedecision and reasonable signings we want cups and trophies this season haaaaaaalluuuuuuuuuwwwwaaaaaaaaaa man uuuuu

  18. Shamooh

    Jul 11, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    LVG bring us betterplayers lyk vidal dimaria, gustavo of brazil, hummels…please

  19. Wycliffe

    Jul 11, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    LVG pliz, dont ashame my love to Vidal. Let the boy come and save our midfield position!!!!

  20. David Osakan

    Jul 11, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    Concentrate to bring the club to old glories.
    Do the signing.

  21. wale

    Jul 11, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    buy dimaria vidal calvaho humels macro reus strootman

  22. Peter

    Jul 12, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Keep hearing these names all the time but still nothing other than that, if United wait too long won’t it end up like last time, buying second rate players?

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