Manchester United suffered a terrible loss at Old Trafford in Ten Hag’s first game. Perhaps the defeat was not so surprising because we have not been able to strengthen key positions this summer.
The midfield department must be reinforced at the earliest and the name of Matheus Nunes is on the radar at Old Trafford.
According to a report covered by Correio da Manha, the Portuguese international turned down a lucrative offer from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The Sporting CP star prefers to wait for an offer from Manchester United, Manchester City or Liverpool to secure a move to the Premier League.
Ruben Amorim is hoping to keep him at the club but the manager knows that if a proposal from a top PL club arrives, then he will have to release the player.
The renowned news source have mentioned that Nunes will be part of the national team at the World Cup. A good campaign can convince the English giants to splash the cash in the winter transfer window and they might value him for his termination clause
For now, the 23-year-old’s current contract has a release clause of £50.6m and CdM claim that the Lions would look to raise the clause to get as much cash as possible from his sale.
Nunes can play in multiple midfield roles and last season, he scored 4 goals and provided 5 assists in all competitions for Sporting. For the senior national side, thus far, he has started 2 games and scored 1 goal.
Man United have been chasing De Jong for quite some time and after today’s defeat, I think they must stop wasting time and look elsewhere to strengthen the midfield.
In your view, should the Red Devils activate the release clause to sign Matheus Nunes?