Manchester United close to agreeing deal for winger Bruno Amorim – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal for Portuguese winger Bruno Amorim after the 19-year-old impressed on trial, according to reports.

The youngster, who stands at just 5ft 5, was scouted by Man United last season after he was promoted to the first team at Portuguese second division side Oliveirense.

He can play on either wing and has been at Carrington over the last few weeks on trial and is expected to join Ricky Spragia’s Under 23 squad.

And according to the Mail Online‘s Simon Jones, United are close to agreeing a fee to bring him to Manchester on a permanent basis.

The club must have seen something truly special in Amorim to bring him straight to the Under 23 set-up, including the likes of Axel Tuanzebe and Scott McTominay, in spite of his incredibly diminutive stature.

Then again, perhaps this is exactly why they have hastened to hand him a chance. Angel Gomes, for example, is just 5ft 6 and claimed the Jimmy Murphy Youth Player of the Year award last season before making his senior debut against Crystal Palace.

English football has a strange aversion to this type of player, but they can be immeasurably important for taking players out of a game in one swift move and building momentum going forward.

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