Manchester United fans were begging Jose Mourinho to sign Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches on Tuesday after watching the Portugal international run rings around Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante.
The 19-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in 2016 but Bayern moved quickest to take him to the Allianz Arena in a £44million deal.
Mourinho admitted after his appointment at the Theatre of Dreams that he would have moved for Sanches had the club appointed him earlier and the Red Devils have again been linked with him this summer.
Bayern boss Carlo Ancelotti revealed earlier this week that it was ‘possible’ that Sanches could move to United – potentially on loan – and there were plenty of reds tuning into the side’s clash with Chelsea in Singapore today.
And, after watching a Sanches-inspired Bayern race into a 3-0 lead against Chelsea, United fans were begging Mourinho to bag the midfielder.
Here’s what the United faithful had to say….
Renato Sanchez! Watching him live is even more convincing. Super impressive for a young kid. Get him already @ManUtd !!
Fauzie Laily (@FauzieLaily) July 25, 2017
Renato dropping a 10/10 so far, has Kante on a leash.
JR (@KingRibery) July 25, 2017
Renato Sanches abusing Kanté to show United he can do it against PL teams
ㅤ (@UtdCharIie) July 25, 2017
Renato bullying Kante. I am so disgusted.
Nico (@NicoSulky) July 25, 2017
Renato Sanchez destroying the Chelsea midfield. Kante totally missing. Will be a good addition to our squad #MUFC
MANUTD (@randysarfo) July 25, 2017
Renato Sanches is toying with Kante😂
Vishal Roy (@vishisred) July 25, 2017
Fuck me Kante getting bullied by Renato Sanches
CW (@CreativeWinger) July 25, 2017
Renato sanches is so good man bossed Kante there
Jagan (@Jagan_CFC) July 25, 2017
Manchester United (@Unitedvox) July 25, 2017
vernon Lobo (@vernonlobos) July 25, 2017
Honestly think we need Renato Sanches and a CDM. Need some dynamism and movement alongside an agile and quick-minded deeper CDM. #mufc
Hesham Bilal-Hafiz (@hesham786) July 25, 2017
@ManUtd bid Renato Sanchez now…he run riot against Chelsea
Mohamed Firdous (@Etosy21) July 25, 2017
If Renato Sanches is available for loan then we should be all over it. #mufc
Ryan 🔴 (@ClassicCantona) July 25, 2017
Renato Sanches on loan with option to buy wouldn't mind. #mufc
Militœ (@1DenRoger) July 25, 2017
If we are realistically chasing Renato Sanches, then really hope its not a loan. Too young + massive potential. Loan will be a big gamble.
Nyla (@nyla_mufc) July 25, 2017