Mourinho’s €25m Man Utd target excelled in season opener victory

Man United target Bruma

Portuguese starlet Bruma started in Galatasaray’s first game of the season at the Turk Telekom Arena putting in an impressive display against Karabukspor.

The Lions won the game thanks to a last-minute goal from summer signing Eren Derdiyok.

Bruma showcased his technical ability once again with three successful dribbles – the highest over the 90 minutes – and his passing was near perfect at an 97 percent accuracy.

The Portugal international almost scored in the first half but had his effort saved by the opposition keeper.

Bruma has attracted the attention of Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho who revealed he was impressed with the 21-year-old following the pre-season friendly they played against Galatasaray in Sweden.

United won the game 5-2 but Bruma managed to get his name on the scoresheet with this fine effort.

The Red Devils have been keeping tabs on Bruma ever since and Bruma revealed that Mourinho held a brief meeting with him after the game.

“He congratulated me for the performance and said he was impressed with me,” Bruma said. “He promised to closely monitor my work and said I could play for the national team soon.

“Of course it was amazing to hear this from Mourinho and he said he will keep an eye on how I do this season.”

Galatasaray want to keep Bruma on at the club this season a source close to the Lions told and they value the young winger as being worth €25 million.



STADIUM: Türk Telekom Arena
REFEREE: Bülent Yıldırım

KICK-OFF: 21.45 (Local Time)

GALATASARAY: Muslera, Linnes, Chedjou, Hakan, Carole, Tolga, Selçuk, Sinan, Sneijder, Bruma, Eren.
MAANGER: Jan Olde Riekerink

KARDEMİR KARABÜKSPOR: Ahmet Şahin, Kerim, Danyy, Kokalovic, Latovlevici, Traore, Ceyhun, Poko, Tanase, Serdar, Yatabare.
MANAGER: Igor Tudor

Goals: Eren Derdiyok

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