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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

Your Comments

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

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