Man United on the verge of beating Arsenal to the signing of the “New Ronaldo” as talks start

According to The Metro , Manchester United are close to signing Benfica forward Goncalo Guedes who is managed by super-agent Jorge Mendes and is likened to former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo. Arsenal are also seemingly in the race but at the moment Manchester United are clear favorites especially with Jorge Mendes involved.

After selling Memphis Depay to Lyon, it didn’t seem like there would be any more transfer business this window, but it looks like Mourinho wants more reinforcements as the competition in the Premier League is higher than before.

After only a draw with Stoke City, United missed out a big chance to close out the gap to the top 5 as all of Liverpool, City and Spurs dropped points yesterday. United have only themselves to blame as their poor finishing cost them vital points again. Paul Pogba still is struggling to impose himself on games where the midfield is crowded and the opposition presses intensely. This is hugely worrying for United fans and Jose Mourinho as the Frenchman’s imposing physical frame was exactly expected to help United in these sort of games.

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