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The Lowdown on Joao Felix as Man United Look To Secure His Signature

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to secure one of the hottest properties in Europe this Summer in Joao Felix.

Felix has been linked to Old Trafford, as the Red Devils look to bring in the freshest and hottest talent around. Solskjaer has a huge job rebuilding the squad this summer transfer, and the recruitment of Felix would certainly send a message of intent out.

Having a goal ratio of just under one in every two matches, the Benfica star has certainly caught the attention of many of the elite European clubs. Hence the reason United want to get the deal signed and done as quick as possible.

The 31.5m rated star can play in a variety of positions, however, his most prolific role is in front of goal as a forward where he has bagged 14 goals and seven assists in 20 games.

The Portuguese man’s strength is to hold on to the ball until the killer pass is ready, and is a big handful on the counter-attack – which would suit Solskjaer style of play.

There are no visible weaknesses for the 19-year-old but the glaring one is experience, which will come with age. Benfica has a rich history of youngsters coming through the ranks, and Felix is just another name to add to the list.

He is yet to make his international debut but, he has scored four goals in his ten appearances for Portuguese u21s.

This is all not bad, considering he only made his debut last August. Obviously, there have been many comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo, which is always going heighten the hype. Nevertheless, Felix has certainly put himself on the map this season and looks as if he could be one of Europe’s brightest talents.

Man United fans should get very excited if this lad moves to the Premier League, and is one to light up the stands at Old Trafford.

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