Manucho moving to United for 2008/09
Manucho Goncalves, the Angolan striker who was acquired in the January transfer window, and who went on to score 4 goals for Angola in the ACN 2008, is certain that everything will be settled for him to join Manchester United ahead of the coming season. Manucho has been spending the 2007/08 campaign on loan at Greek club Panathinaikos.
“The club is dealing with the work-permit process. I have been asked to turn up on July 1 for pre-season. Since the end of the Greek league, I have been in contact with (Manchester United assistant manager) Queiroz and I know that things are going well.”
“I am not thinking about wearing a shirt other than that of United. I am just thinking about playing in the Champions League next season.” – Manucho
Manucho said that he enjoyed the Greek experience but he could have had more run-outs for the Greek club. Ferguson is confident that the African sensation will be able to play for Man Utd next season to continue strengthening the European and Domestic Champions’ squad.
“Given that he played for Angola and did so well at the Africa Cup of Nations, we will reapply for his work permit in the summer and hopefully next year he could play for us.” – Sir Alex Ferguson