Old Trafford linked with interest in Brazilian playmaker.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits he’s a fan of CFR Cluj midfielder Rafael Bastos.
The Brazilian was highlighted by Ferguson in yesterday’s Champions League pre-match media conference.
Romanian legend Gheorge Hagi has declared he believes Bastos is capable of playing at a top European club.
It is of course convienient that talk of Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson’s interest in a Cluj midfielder would surface on the day the two sides go head to head in Champions League action. This isn’t to say that the Brazilian playmaker isn’t a talent to be feared but it is very unlikely that the Old Trafford boss will have any interest in signing the 27 year old.
Bastos has been something of a journeyman football prior to making an impact in Romania, with the Rio born attacking midfielder having played in his native Brazil, Portugal and Japan before leaving Braga for Cluj two years ago.
His performances helped Cluj to a domestic title last term and boss Ioan Andone will put in a performance that will help further impress Ferguson tonight at the Dr. Constantin R?dulescu stadium.
Rafael Bastos netted twice against his former side Braga in Cluj’s first game of the group stage and have given the minnows a fighting chance of qualification from the group stages.
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