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3 Portuguese players Mourinho should bring to Old Trafford

As the rumors continue to diffuse about the imminent arrival of Jose Mourinho as the new Manchester United manager, amidst uncertainty about the future of Louis Van Gaal in the Red Devils dugout following an underwhelming campaign where they currently sit outside the Champions League places and a group phase exit earlier in the season.

We take a look at a few players the effervescent Portuguese would be looking to bring in from the pool of talents available in the Portuguese league.

Nico Gaitan

He is one player Jose would definitely be looking at if he is appointed as boss, Gaitan would definitely provide the spark lacking in the final third.

Gaitan has been linked with a potential move to United for almost every summer and winter transfer and that looks more likely to continue with the form he has been on for Benfica this season. The winger has a £35million buy out, and the Red devils look more than likely to splash out the cash.

Bruno Martins Indi

United have sent scouts to watch Martins Indi earlier in this season, who made his international debut under current Red Devils boss, Van Gaal and played in six of the Netherlands’ seven games at last year’s World Cup.

Martins Indi, whose contract expires in 2018, and Van Gaal enjoyed a close relationship at international level and their rapport began auspiciously during their first encounter, when Martins Indi told Van Gaal: “I would really like to become better. I would like to ask you a lot, Van Gaal.” Who is to say Jose wouldn’t buy the idea of strengthening the back line with a defender that his former boss thinks very highly of.

Ruben Neves

 It’s also claimed that United are keen on Porto’s burgeoning star Ruben Neves and that the Old Trafford outfit have scouted Porto pair Indi and Neves on numerous occasions. Mourinho would definitely not ignore the scouting reports of one of England’s best scouting hounds. Neves alone would cost the club £29million.

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