Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United squad is beginning to look like a team that is capable of competing on the top stage in the Premier league for the next 5-8 years. A team that consists of Rashford, Bailly, Lingaard, Lukaku, Martial, Lindeloef and De Gea with average age of not more than 25 years is certainly one for the future.
Mourinho is obviously building a team that is capable of competing now and in several years to come. While the likes of Zlatan may not be around for too long, there are the likes of Rashford, Lingaard and co ready to replace them. And it appears Mourinho is not yet tired of signing very talented young players as according to the agent of Benfica winger Umaro Embalo, the player is currently in talks with Manchester United.
The young winger has recently been linked with a move to Real Madrid but could see a stop at Manchester United as ideal for him rather than going to Real Madrid where he will most certainly be a bench warmer – he only needs to ask James Rodriguez. Another reason why Umaro Embalo could want Manchester United is because under Mourinho, he will be under a manager who is Portuguese which could go a long way to helping him settle down in the English game.
And should United succeed in signing Umaro Embalo from Benfica it could well be the end of their pursuit of Chelsea star Willian. The Brazilian was last summer linked with a move to the Red Devils and has again in recent weeks been linked with a move to Old Trafford.
Unless someone is leaving – like Martial and or Mata, Manchester United won’t be needing both Umaro Embalo and Willian. It most certainly will be one or the other. But off course Mourinho could be signing Umaro Embalo with a view to letting him climb his way into the first team from the youth/reserve teams.