Man United fans may still be ruing the madness that was the decision to let Paul Pogba leave, the board have come up with a solution: find a carbon copy.
And he may just come in the form of Sporting’s all-action ‘defensive’ midfielder William Carvalho, who was watched last Sunday as he starred in their win over Porto.
Nominally defensive as Pogba perhaps was initially, Carvalho is really an all-action, box-to-box player, who’s got an array of tricks up his sleeve, as his awesome chapeu on Sunday showed.
But United may face a struggle to prise him away from Sporting: he’s become a firm fan’s favourite, with the fan’s chanting his name throughout Sunday’s game.
Moyes’ scouts will have left Portugal very, very happy men in any case.
Watch Carvalho’s individual highlights on the clip below.