Manchester United will push ahead with a move for Brazilian winger Willian this summer according to reports in the British media.
The Daily Express writes:
Blues open to offers for Manchester United target Willian
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, a fan of the free-kick expert, is likely to be first in the queue, with the club having already made enquiries.
Willian count himself particularly unfortunate that he hasn’t been in the Chelsea line up over the last season. While he has made 34 appearances and scored an excellent ten goals, he has been overlooked in some of the biggest games as Spanish international Pedro has started in his stead.
But he’s a top player at the top of his game and at 28 has many more miles left in the tank.
And how Manchester United could use his pace and industry on the flanks. While they are improving in the wide areas they still need more penetration to get behind the opponents more frequently and quickly.
Willian has been a consistent performer wherever he has plied his trade in a solid and successful career. 69 goals in 453 club appearances doesn’t speak of the fact that he is more of a provider than a goalscorer.
He played for Corinthians, Shaktar Donetsk and Anzhi Makhachkala before moving to Chelsea in 2013. There he has made 173 appearances and scored 29 goals.
He’s also made 43 appearances and scored 7 goals for Brazil.
Manchester United fans would surely love to see a conventional, pacy and powerful winger once more treading the boards of the Theatre of Dreams next season.
Let’s take a look at him in action. Manchester United fans: would you rather see Willian or Mkhitaryan on the right wing?