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Douglas Costa: The man to teach Manchester United to smile

Douglas Costa: The man to teach Manchester United to smile

Manchester United will enter the January transfer window managed by club legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

The Norwegian icon was announced as the temporary Manchester United boss following the dismissal of Jose Mourinho last week. The 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield make the Portuguese’s position as manager untenable. As well as his rocky relationship with key players at the club, Mourinho oversaw the club’s worst start to a season since 1991 which proved to be the final nail in the coffin.

The former Chelsea boss was desperate to bolster his defence during the summer window, and the Red Devils will be eager to address their woes at the back in January. Reports suggest that the club will look to sign both a centre-back and a right winger to ease Solksjaer’s transition into the Old Trafford dugout.

High on their list of targets would be Juventus superstar – Douglas Costa. Valued at £40.5m by Transfermarkt, the Brazilian has enjoyed a wonderful career across Europe after making his name in Ukraine with Shakhtar Donetsk. His skilful showings earned him a move to Bayern Munich in 2015 before eventually completing a permanent move to Juventus. The 28-year-old was crucial to their title bid last season, scoring four and assisting 12 in the Serie A.

Costa is blessed with electric pace, combined with his ridiculous dribbling ability; he is one of the most feared wingers on the planet. With an eye for a pass and fantastic crossing, the Brazilian is the perfect player to get the goals flowing from Romelu Lukaku once again. His arrival at the Theatre of Dreams would also bring some much-needed entertainment back to the English giants following the dismal Mourinho era.

Following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, his role has been reduced – a move to Manchester would suit him to a tee.

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