Having been recently linked with him, Portugese daily Diario de Noticias is reporting that Manchester United have reached an agreement with Benfica midfielder Nemanja Matic.
Matic, formerly of Chelsea, is believed to have green lighted a move to Old Trafford after learning of United’s interest in him back in February.
Sporting Witness broke down the farcical manner in which A Bola mistakenly came to the conclusion that the Serb was on United’s radar, meaning there are doubts over Diario de Noticias claims and with the report reiterating the fact that no agreement has been reached with Benfica, it could very well be a case of them jumping the gun.
But The Mirror claim that Martin Ferguson, brother of Sir Alex and Manchester United’s head scout, was at St James Park on Thursday as Newcastle took on Benfica to run the rule over Yohan Cabaye, another reported United target, so who is to say that he may not have been watching Matic too?
Too many ifs, buts and maybes for me. I call bullsh*t but nice to see United actually linked with central midfielders, I mean if the papers can see its a problem area for the team then the man who has been at the helm for the past 26 years must too right?
This summer is going to be fun, I can feel it!