Originally written on Soccerlens  |  Last updated 2/4/14

PALO ALTO, CA - JULY 19: Patrick Vieira #14 of Inter Milan moves the ball against Juan Carlos Silva #26 of Club America during the World Football Challenge at Stanford Stadium on July 19, 2009 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Manchester United plotting summer move for ‘new Patrick Vieira’ - originally posted on Soccerlens.comManchester United are reportedly looking to kick-start their summer overhaul with a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder William Carvalho. The 21-year-old destroyer, who has been likened to former Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, is said to be high on the agenda for David Moyes, with the Metro reporting that the Scot sent scouts to watch the player during Sporting’s 0-0 draw with Academica on Sunday. It is apparently not the first time United have scouted the player, with the Mail reporting that the Champions had watched him seven times by the start of January. The Portuguese, who made his full debut for the national team in the dramatic 3-2 World Cup playoff win over Sweden in November, has been ever-present for Sporting this season, and has a maturity in midfield far beyond his years. Able to effectively break-up play, he has the confidence to stride forward and create for his teamm...
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