Manchester United target Renato Sanches shines in Benfica win over Zenit St Petersburg

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United fans got a chance to see Renato Sanches in UEFA Champions League action tonight against Zenit St. Petersburg.

The 18-year-old played the full 90 minutes in the heart of central midfield and for a player who is still a teenager, he looked supremely comfortable.

Rumours linking Sanches with Man United have been intense this season and judging from his performance against Zenit, it’s not hard to see why:

That being said, not everyone had glowing praise for Sanches…

I think the signing of Anthony Martial in the summer set a bit of a dangerous precedent in terms of how much teenagers can be signed but at the same time it also showed how younger players can be ready at an earlier age for football at the highest level.

Will Sanches follow in Martial’s footsteps to Old Trafford?


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