Bernard Mensah confirms Manchester United in negotiations with his club

by Sam Peoples

Vitoria Guimaraes midfielder Bernard Mensah has confirmed Manchester United are in negotiations with his club over a potential transfer this summer.

The 20-year-old has been linked with Man United after having a strong season with the Portuguese club.

With five goals in 28 appearances, Mensah is attracting interest from all around Europe and although he said he hasn’t spoken to anybody at United, the youngster did say negotiations were already under way with Vitoria Guimaraes.

“It’s true that United want to sign me,” he said.

“I haven’t talked to anyone from United, but I know from my agent that they are currently negotiating with my club.

“Right now, I’m focused on Vitória though.”

Louis van Gaal has already confirmed he wants to sign a right sided midfielder this summer as United cannot rely on Michael Carrick any more due to his injury problems.

Mensah’s agent is Jorge Mendes and that would help United in negotiations given his strong ties to the club. That being said, a 20-year-old midfielder from the Portuguese league would not be enough to solve United’s problems in midfield.

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