According to the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to bring Southampton’s Cedric Soares to Old Trafford in this summer’s transfer window.
Mourinho is believed to be considering an upgrade on current first-choice right-back Antonio Valencia, who has been criticised by the club’s supporters in recent weeks.
The report claims that the United boss is interested in bringing Cedric to Old Trafford despite the Portugal international’s struggles at St Mary’s during the 2017-18 campaign.
There is no question that Cedric is a talented footballer, but it would be fair to say that a lot of Southampton fans have been disappointed with his form this term.
The United supporters have been discussing the 26-year-old on social media, and whilst a number appear to be against the move, there are plenty that would welcome his arrival this summer.
It is worth remembering that Cedric was impressive for Portugal at Euro 2016, and Mourinho obviously thinks that he can pull that type of form out of the defender.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— utdreport (@utdreport) April 26, 2018
Soares got PL experience and European winner medal. Perfect RB.
— James 🔴 (@PxgbaEra) April 26, 2018
Well least he a "real" fullback that spent his career learning the trade. Am done with wingers being fullbacks. Both RB and LB in the summer please
— Kam Athwal (@KamAthwal) April 26, 2018
He's actually decent. Can defend and attack.
— HG (@HGMUFC97) April 26, 2018
Not a bad replacement JM will turn him into a top defender
— macaulay chapman (@macaulay1999) April 27, 2018
not sure that's the upgrade we need
— Terry (@LvgsWonkyNose) April 26, 2018
— big filip (@MagmaGangster) April 27, 2018
No thank you
— Daniel (@DanieI2k2) April 26, 2018
— Adeola ademosu (@Iamhartheorlar) April 26, 2018
Back to sender, Tuanzebe playing from there is even better🔙.
— Qamar (@Iam_QamarDEEN) April 26, 2018