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Manucho Joins United!

Mateus Alberto Contreiras Goncalves joins Manchester United after the African Cup of Nations.

The 24-year-old striker was top scorer in the mighty Angolan league for the last two seasons and will be part of his country's squad at the African Cup of Nations.

"We have had Manucho here for a 3-week trial and have been impressed enough to offer him a 3-year contract.

'He is a tall, agile, quick forward and through contacts that Carlos has was brought to our attention around six months ago,"
Fergie explained.

It's a bit of a shock. I knew he was on trial but I was not aware that he is 24. I mean, a 17-year-old is all good, he can be the man for the future and can expect a bit of a time on loan or in the reserves. But at 24? I can only assume that he has been bought for the first team as his merchandising value is certainly very low.

Tall, agile forwards are of course welcome but from Angola? Forget Premiership experience, this guy has never even played in Europe... It will be interesting to see him, assuming of course that his work permit application will not be turned down.

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 21 2007

Time: 3:04PM

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21/12/2007 15:31:00

Certainly he was not bought for this season. I think that he will play in the Reserves or will be loaned out for some experience of English football. Picking up this valuable experience, he could be an asset next season.
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21/12/2007 15:48:00

He certainly looks like a good prospect, even if he hasnt played in Europe, still has played football! =)
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21/12/2007 20:46:00

i havent seen him play so cant really comment.
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21/12/2007 21:08:00

Fergie's trying an Arsene Wenger eh? ;-)
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22/12/2007 10:34:00

He always tries to ;)
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22/12/2007 12:29:00

try fitting that name on his shirt!
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24/12/2007 20:44:00

or will he just have MAN U for short?
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24/12/2007 20:46:00

i bet fergie just typed in man u on google in this chap came up so he thought he'd sign him. Scholes to oldham next season?
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03/01/2008 00:05:00

no chance maki, do one back to oldham =P
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16/07/2008 13:52:00

no he didnt maki, scholes aint goin nowere keep dreamin,!!=P
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16/07/2008 15:41:00


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