The Red Devils’ boss Jose Mourinho is thought to be keen on a reunion with the Brazilian, who he worked with at Chelsea.
“I think that a team without a Brazilian isn’t a team,” Mourinho said Manchester Evening News.
“But also, a squad with three or four Brazilian athletes, depending on their profile, cannot make a great team too. I’m kidding!
“I think their talent is fantastic and the creativity of the Brazilian player cannot be measured. If a European team, like, very European, could have a Brazilian in their squad, it would bring a ‘Brazilian thing’ to the game and I think that’s very important.”