Football fans believe Memphis Depay has been a total flop at Manchester United and it is regrettable that the huge amount spent on procuring the Dutch player hasn’t been justified.
The in-coming coach Jose Mourinho may have the same opinion.
Considering Depay’s disappointment, reports have it that the Red Devils are considering a better option. Manchester United is chasing after Benfica’s wonder kid Renato Sanches who broke into the first team just earlier this season.
Man U representatives were on ground to watch the boy dubbed ‘the new Ronaldinho’ play against Belgium on Tuesday night.
Sanches has been a big part of the squad’s campaign this season after making 16 starts. The team is at the top of the Portuguese legaue and into the Champions League quarter finals.
The starlet has the skills, foresight and strength that Manchester United may have lacked in Memphis Depay recently. He is an all-action box-to-box player which Yaya Toure of Manchester City must be jealous of.
As other big teams like PSG, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Barcelona are struggling to get the wizkid’s signatures, Manchester United could be the favored team to land him because Jorge Mendes is the agent in charge.
It may not be easy to get Benfica to sell a rare gem like Sanches but a huge price tag may do the magic.
His current value stands at ￡47m but ‘the Special One’ is buckling up with a ￡250million price tag.
Contrary to speculations on Jose Mourinho falling out of love for younger players in his last spell at Chealsea, the famous tactician may have changed his philosophy after the messy loss he suffered in Chelsea’s dressing room which led to his exit.
Football is all about business, trophies, changes, adaptations, strategies and in most cases can be a war.