MANCHESTER UNITED fans hailed “agent” Bruno Fernandes for publicly planting a transfer seed.
The Red Devils captain, 29, is currently on international duty with Portugal.
And during the camp, he openly discussed the idea of linking up with Portuguese sensation Joao Neves for club as well as country.
Fernandes told Sport TV: “I would love to have him at United.
“But it’s Joao choice…
“He has top quality.
“He’s a great player but it depends on the coach’s ideas.
“He will have a great future, in United or somewhere else.”
And the comments to the media got plenty of United supporters very excited indeed as they heaped praise on their skipper for tapping up teenager Neves.
One said: “Agent Bruno, you have one thing to do.”
Another wrote: “Agent Bruno doing his thing, expect to see the player at MUFC in the summer.”
A third added: “That’s why I love him so much.”
A fourth said: “Come to Manchester United.”
And a final user commented: “Something is cooking here.”
Neves only turned 19 in September but is already one of the brightest talents for boyhood club Benfica and is being eyed by Erik ten Hag.
After coming through the academy, the midfielder broke into the first team following Enzo Fernandez’s £106million exit to Chelsea in January.
He forced his way into the starting XI by the latter stages of the 2022-23 season as Benfica won the league title and scored his first goal in the Lisbon derby against Sporting.
Last week, the 5ft 9ins technically-gifted talent – who signed a new contract in the summer until 2028 – repeated the trick against Benfica’s arch-rivals with a 94th-minute winner.
Neves represented Portugal through the youth levels and made his senior debut against Bosnia and Herzegovina last month.Bruno Fernandes would love to have the teenager join him at Old Trafford[/caption]