Revealed: 82% of Man United fans urge Mourinho to make summer Costa swoop

Juventus are in the box seat to sign Douglas Costa, according to the Sun, but Manchester United have a healthy interest if the Italian giants pass up the opportunity to land the Brazilian who will be heading to Russia next month for the World Cup.

The 27-year-old flier could well be the upgrade that United need on the right flank as their current options are all awkward fits in that position.

Juan Mata will never be a winger, he is a converted number 10 and it is bizarre that Jose Mourinho persists with him in that position, while Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez all have the pace to play out there but prefer drifting in from the left.

The current best fit is Jesse Lingard but a lot of his best work this season has come from a number 10 position and Gareth Southgate looks set to use him in the centre of the park in England’s World Cup campaign.

That’s why we asked you whether Costa would be a good signing for United this summer and the response was fairly conclusive; 82 per cent of Reds fans want him at the club.