Manchester United fans got their first glimpse of William Carvalho at the World Cup last night as he came on as a substitute in Portugal’s 2-2 draw with USA.
For many, it would have been the first time they had seen Carvalho in action and given that we’ve followed him with interest all season, United fans were keen to see what all the fuss was about.
Carvalho’s performance was impressive in testing conditions and circumstances, especially considering that it was his debut at the World Cup and having outperformed the likes of Miguel Veloso and Raul Meireles, he may well start in Portugal’s last group game against Ghana.
Here’s what United fans thought of his performance:
William Carvalho is just a joy to watch. Calm on the ball, constantly positioned perfectly, good vision, distributes the ball well.
— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) June 22, 2014
Thought William Carvalho looked pretty tidy when he came on. First time I've properly seen him – be good to see him from the start vs Ghana.
— Nick (@ManUnitedYouth) June 23, 2014
William Carvalho looks a real talent.
— Terry Flewers (@terryflewers) June 22, 2014
@Portu_Goal William Carvalho simply must start from now on. He's too impressive to ignore. Far superior to Meireles and Veloso
— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) June 23, 2014
Carvalho’s performance got plenty of United fans in Manchester talking about him…