Brazailian side Cruzeiro midfielder Everton Ribeiro has said in an interview that he would love to move to Manchester United.

Everton Ribeiro (Source - squadraazzurra)

Everton Ribeiro (Source – squadraazzurra)

Brazailian side Cruzeiro midfielder Everton Ribeiro has said in an interview that he would love to move to Manchester United, according to a report in the British Tabloid Daily Mail. Ribeiro has won the domestic league title in Brazil this season, was also the winner of league’s best player award.

The paper also claims that Cruzeiro would want around £10 million for the 24-year-old. The problems of United midfield are well documented in recent weeks and this potential transfer would no doubt give some relief to the United fans who are desperately waiting for some enforcement in the centre of the park. It seems that player himself is also interested in the move as Ribeiro told ESPN Brasil: “I would fit in any part of the midfield. I would do well as a playmaker to support the attack.”

The young player pretty talented by all accounts and his own words suggest he boasts a degree of versatility. United desperately need an attacking midfielder and at £10m Ribeiro would surely be an attractive prospect, even for a player who has yet to represent his national side. However, player’s attractive valuation has alerted the other Premier League sides as well. United’s eternal rivals Liverpool have also set their sights on the Brazilian.

The 24 year old Brazilian started his career at Corinthians and always had an improving graph of his career and has become the back bone of his club side now.

That said, United’s transfer history with South American players is not very encouraging – the likes of Juan Veron, Kleberson, Diego Forlan and more recently, Anderson have all been big flops. Any move for Ribeiro could stand for a big risk and their scouts will have to be extra careful. At least there’s a player out there who actually wants to move to Old Trafford though. 

David Moyes takes responsibility for poor run: Reds’ Boss Moyes has said he will take the blame for his sides’ poor results in his first season as manager, describing it as a “tough” introduction to life after Sir Alex and admitted that the team needs to improve in every area.

“I take complete responsibility for the results. Fortunately they have been good in the Champions League but they have not been good in the Premier League, so I take responsibility for them as well. I would like them to be much better and I have no doubt they will be.

“The biggest transition is that a manager who was here for 26 years has moved on and a new manager has come in, so it is a transitional period for the whole football club, not just for me and the players.We’ve been inconsistent at times, we’ve played very well in some of the games in the Champions League, not so well in the Premier League, albeit we’ve lacked a little bit of good fortune in one or two games which might have made a difference.”