Manchester United supporting punters enjoying a beer and burger special here inside the Transfer Tavern are looking closely at the news from the Daily Star citing reports from the Mirror – with the publication claiming that United have sent scouts out to watch Sporting defender Paulo Oliveira in action.
The centre-back is only 23 and has impressed many during his time at the Portuguese giants, and it seems his good form has attracted the interest of Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal!
Our resident Manchester United fans here in the Tavern have seen the club be linked with an array of defenders over the past few months, but they all admit they are actually quite excited about this news, and hope that Oliveira could carry over his form to the Premier League if he did join.
Our landlord here in the Tavern feels that Manchester United are crying out for a solid centre-back, and feel that Daley Blind should not be utilised at the heart of defence, so a move for this Portuguese ace could actually be an astute bit of business for the Old Trafford outfit.
Manchester United fans….. Do you agree with our landlord? Would this be a good signing for the club? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!