Old Trafford boss keen on Benfica youngster Fabio Coentrao.
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Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping to win the race to sign Portuguese international left back Fabio Coentrao and will consider making a bid this month in order to beat off interest shown by Real Madrid who are reportedly closing in on the 22 year old.
£18m rated Coentrao is an attack minded full back who can also operate further up on the left and has become the subject of intense transfer speculation due to his consistent form over the past 18 months. Last season he helped Benfica to a domestic double and then shone at the World Cup despite Portugal as a whole looking limp and leggy after their main stars appeared tired and jaded.
The speedy intelligent youngster is now wanted by Ferguson who may see him as either a long term replacement for Patrice Evra, a player who is constantly linked with a move away from Old Trafford over the past year and a half.
The Manchester United boss is looking to build a new generation of talent and given that Coentrao is already considered one of the best in Europe in his position one can only imagine just how much better he could get given his frightening potential.
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