Arturo Vidal has been a bionic man for Chile at this World Cup and his performance against Brazil today was outstanding.
Despite not being fully fit as he underwent a knee operation before the World Cup, Vidal was tireless and until he went off just before 90 minutes, he was the heartbeat of Chile.
What’s more impressive was that Vidal played in a more advanced role than his usual central midfield position but was just as composed as ever.
United have secured Ander Herrera but the need for a box to box, ball winning, energetic midfielder to compliment the Spaniard is still needed and there is no better player in that position than Vidal.
Here is what United fans thought of his performance against Brazil:
Arturo Vidal game in numbers:
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) June 28, 2014
Vidal is a class act.
— Stretford End (@stretford_end) June 28, 2014
An unfit Vidal is still better than nearly any midfielder in the world.
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) June 28, 2014
Vidal is this good when he isn’t fully fit but he is even better when firing on all cylinders which is a scary prospect.
Almost 10km on one knee from Vidal…
— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) June 28, 2014
— Asim Tanvir | アシム (@AsimTanvir) June 28, 2014
Vidal- "Will I stay at Juventus? I do not know, I just think about the World Cup". Your standard 'come and get me' plea.
— Paul @StrettyNews (@RowlesPaul) June 28, 2014
United have never replaced Roy Keane since he left in 2005 and although there have been plenty of names labelled as the ‘new Keane’, Vidal really could be just that for United.
Chile were desperately unlucky to go out on penalties to Brazil but United should strike while the iron is hot. Ed Woodward, get on the phone.