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Brazilian? Holding? Midfielder?

The club can still surprise us... and it seems Carlos Queiroz considers it a priority to collect as many Portuguese-speaking players as possible.

A virtually unknown Brazilian, the club revealed, was signed in January and now he's been given a squad number: the 34 vacated by the now Stoke City player Ryan Shawcross.

The new boy's name is Rodrigo Possebon, he's right-footed and turns 19 in a week's time. He is, to quote the club's official website, 'a tall, athletic holding midfielder'.

Patrick Vieira springs to my mind as the one who fits this description but a Brazilian? Gilberto Silva is the only classy Brazilian holding player of the last two decades...

But seeing Anderson excelling in the midfield, even as a defensive midfielder, has softened my thoughts about Brazilian defensive players. He might even be good in that role. Let's hope he's not the new Djemba-Djemba...

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday February 7 2008

Time: 9:33AM

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Havn't we got enough midfielders at the club, or will Fergie be moving some along in the summer?
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07/02/2008 11:36:00

Sounds a bit like Mikel. Who out of Carrick and Hargreaves would youshed to make room for him them?
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07/02/2008 12:14:00

Djemba Djemba...there's a player! I remember in once of his first games for you he scored a great goal and the commentater said "he's so good they named him twice." Hmm....
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07/02/2008 12:47:00

that goal against leeds was class. has our two brazillian full backs joined yet?
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07/02/2008 17:49:00

and wasn't fergie rubbing it in about Wenger and his lack of english players only a short while ago?
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07/02/2008 20:20:00

merlin are you serious. neville brown ferdinand rooney scholes carrick hargreaves. now if chelsea have more then that i will be shocked.
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07/02/2008 20:57:00

and don't forget welbeck, he's with the first-team squad now :)
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08/02/2008 17:22:00

Of course he will never get into your team, at least not this season.
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10/02/2008 13:36:00

Queiroz is wasting all the money - Manucho who??
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10/02/2008 13:37:00


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