The 24-year-old – who was voted as the Brazilian top tier’s best player last season – has been heavily linked with the Red Devils of late, with rumours suggesting that David Moyes’ scouts are watching his progress closely.
A January offer has been mooted, with the Scot thought to be keen to add to his squad next month, while divisional rivals Liverpool are also thought to be interested.
Ribeiro – a player who is able to play in any attacking midfield position – says that joining United would be appealing and that he feels he would suit their playing style.
“I already watch the Premier League games,” he told Sky Sports.
“They are great teams that play in Europe. They are the dream of any player.
“I feel I am ready to play in any part of the world. If you play for Cruzeiro, you can play in any place.
“United have Kagawa, Rooney, De Gea is the goalkeeper. I know them very well because I play with them a lot in video games as they are a great team. You play it one day after the other and know the players even better.
“I would fit in any part of the midfield. I would do well as a playmaker to support the attack.”
A deal for Ribeiro may be difficult to conclude, with 40% of the South American ace’s rights currently held by a third party company – which is illegal in the English game.