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[PHOTO PROOF] £20m United Target Spotted at Old Trafford

Douglas Costa has been monitored by Sir Alex Ferguson for the past four years and it seems the 20 year-old Brazilian is a little closer to joining up with fellow Brazilians Rafael and Fabio at United after being spotted at the Manchester United – Bolton game on Saturday and several of the Sunday newspapers have covered the story.

Costa is part of the Shakhtar Donetsk side that have reached the quarter finals of the Champions League and is seen as the perfect replacement to Paul Scholes in the United midfield. Costa is an attacking midfielder with pace and dribbling ability who can be utilised on either wing or up front as a second striker.

Manchester United would not comment on his appearance at Old Trafford, seen above, but Sir Alex had tried to sign him when he played at Brazilian side Gremio. A deal fell through and he signed for Shakhtar who will apparently ask for close to £20 million if United come calling. That is £15 million more than what Shakhtar bought him for in January 2010 and £13 million more than what United originally offered Gremio in 2009.

The player has scored 15 goals in 61 appearances for Shakhtar and a move to United could prove difficult with a work permit a possible stumbling block as well as the Ukranian clubs good financial position. As the richest club in Ukraine and this seasons good Champions League showing, they will be in no rush to sell their best players.

Tell me what you think!

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  1. RedScot

    March 20, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Good one if you like a bit of fantasy.What else would you do prior to a game on Sunday ? Take a nice short trip over to Manchester to watch a game of football.
    Shakhtar Donetsk v Volyn, kick of time 14.00.
    My auntie is in the picture also or maybe I just have a vivid imagination.

  2. Ash

    March 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I’m pretty certain that pic isn’t him. His hair isn’t that short any more.

  3. steve

    March 20, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    i think its jacko

  4. Discopogo

    March 20, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    It’s quinton fortune he’s been at a few games recently..

  5. ismail

    March 20, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Good ! we like him for united

  6. bnp

    March 20, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    It could be any black player they all look the same anyway ..

  7. RedScot

    March 21, 2011 at 12:23 am

    @Bnp what does that mean?

  8. RedScot

    March 21, 2011 at 12:27 am

    There are some real sad people on the internet, that cant banter and have a bit fun, without that shit.
    “Example could be any black player they all look the same “

  9. pablo

    March 21, 2011 at 12:32 am

    BNP you are a racist ignorant twat. Go and wash your face in some sperm you nob jockey. People like you are what is wrong in society. The funny thing is your hate is born from the lust you have for fellow man, especially black men who you find most attractive. You feel guilty for your lust and use hate as your disguise, let yourself free fairy boy, welcome who you are and stop fighting it. You love the cock. Mmmmm….

    On Douglas Costa he looks to be a good prospect and a welcome addition if bought. But what we need now is a new midfield leader and a new creative player. I would love to see Sneijder, not in the same lustful way as BNP, but I’d like to see him all the same.

  10. RedScot

    March 21, 2011 at 12:33 am

    The Clue is in Bnp!

  11. RedScot

    March 21, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I feel like giving up about writing my thoughts on United, this sort of stuff happens all the time.Its just so sad, people destroy a good article, thats meant to be fun and topical, and does not turn into nonesense.And totally of the topic, the author provided us with.

  12. pablo

    March 21, 2011 at 2:27 am

    RedScot I agree with everything you just said apart from where you have stated it was a good article. It was average at best and one of many wannabe journalist using old news to write their version of the same story. It had no originality, offered nothing new or alternative and lacked any real information.

    However it was written quite well. That being said please accept my apologies for my attack on BNP, just not keen on racism.

  13. RedScot

    March 21, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I am an wanna be Journo, see me at the Emirates, Scotland via Brazil.I willl give you wee summary, You know I make sense if you follow me Pablo

  14. RedScot

    March 21, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Its got nothing to do with me you, or who ever.We are Manchester United, the key word United, all foes will repelled.
    Jaysus sound like than lad on ROM,mg

  15. RedScot

    March 21, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Like I need more followers, you geta name, with stakling. nite Reds, mwahhhh

  16. pablo

    March 21, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Neither comment made sense, are you drinking too much of that Scottish tipple known as Whisky? Shame on you, and at this hour!!

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