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Erik ten Hag could use same Rasmus Hojlund trick with Man Utd star to seal next transfer


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Manager Erik ten Hag could be presented with an opportunity similar to the one that facilitated Rasmus Hojlund’s move to Manchester United. Just as Christian Eriksen played a role in convincing Hojlund to join the Red Devils, Bruno Fernandes, the team captain, may play a similar part in attracting Joao Neves to Old Trafford.

Hojlund, a key summer target for United, secured a move from Atalanta with a deal worth up to £72 million.

Although he is yet to open his Premier League goal account, his five goals in the Champions League make him the joint-top scorer in the competition.

Eriksen, a fellow Denmark international, played the role of “Agent Christian” in encouraging Hojlund to join United.

Fernandes, expressing admiration for Benfica midfielder Neves, who recently made his senior Portugal debut, could follow a similar path in recruitment.

Despite the speculation surrounding Neves’ potential move to the Premier League, it remains largely conjectural at this point.

Fernandes has acknowledged the rising talents of young Portuguese players, including Neves, recognizing the need to compete for his place in the national team.

The United captain’s positive opinion about Neves suggests a potential influence in the recruitment process.

Speaking about Eriksen’s involvement in his transfer, Hojlund said, “He called himself Agent Christian in the national team! It was quite funny because we spoke a little bit about the club already, and he knew I was a United fan back then.”

As United’s scouts keep a close eye on Neves, who made his Portugal debut in October, Fernandes emphasized that the decision lies with the United coach.

Fernandes praised Neves, describing him as a “great player” and expressing his desire to have him as a teammate.

For now, the potential pursuit of Neves remains speculative, and Ten Hag’s assessment of the midfielder’s suitability for United is yet to be revealed.

However, the presence of Fernandes in communication with Neves on the international stage could play a pivotal role if the pursuit materializes.

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