Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Brazilian? Holding? Midfielder?

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...

Writer:Zae
Date:Thursday February 7 2008
Time: 9:33AM

Comments

0
Havn't we got enough midfielders at the club, or will Fergie be moving some along in the summer?
cyjax
07/02/2008 11:36:00
0
Sounds a bit like Mikel. Who out of Carrick and Hargreaves would youshed to make room for him them?
OLASAL
07/02/2008 12:14:00
0
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....
simmy8_2000
07/02/2008 12:47:00
0
that goal against leeds was class. has our two brazillian full backs joined yet?
rooneyisgod
07/02/2008 17:49:00
0
and wasn't fergie rubbing it in about Wenger and his lack of english players only a short while ago?
merlin
07/02/2008 20:20:00
0
merlin are you serious. neville brown ferdinand rooney scholes carrick hargreaves. now if chelsea have more then that i will be shocked.
rooneyisgod
07/02/2008 20:57:00
0
and don't forget welbeck, he's with the first-team squad now :)
Vidicinho
08/02/2008 17:22:00
0
Of course he will never get into your team, at least not this season.
Matt_Us
10/02/2008 13:36:00
0
Queiroz is wasting all the money - Manucho who??
Matt_Us
10/02/2008 13:37:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

Mourinho to United Rumours Gather Momentum

The 'Special One' believes he will be the next manager of Manchester United.

I Wonder Who'd Win?

It's a question we might not want to know the answer to!

AUDIO: UWS Podcast 144 - Chelsea away

I still can't believe United didn't take all three points at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

Times Running Out for Neville

Over in Spain our former defender, Gary Neville, faces what many feel could be a make-or-break couple of days.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Chelsea (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea66%
Darmian0%
Blind0%
Smalling2%
Borthwick-Jackson5%
Carrick0%
Fellaini2%
Lingard5%
Mata5%
Rooney2%
Martial8%
Schneiderlin0%
Depay5%
Herrera0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 12:45PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (a)
FA Cup
Feb 28 2016 2:05PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 2 2016 8:00PM : Watford (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 6 2016 4:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Crystal Palace (H)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)