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William Carvalho added to Manchester United squad - by Google

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William Carvalho: Manchester United player?
William Carvalho: Manchester United player?.

Highly-rated Portugal international William Carvalho is now a member of Manchester United's current playing squad - if you believe Google, that is.

Type 'Manchester United squad' into the world's most popular search engine - or a similar variation - and you will see an image of Carvalho, along with his name, sandwiched in between Ashley Young and Chris Smalling.

Do Google know something we don't? Although there have been reports in recent weeks claiming a £37m fee has been agreed between the Red Devils and Carvalho's current club, Sporting Lisbon, nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

It seems Google may have jumped the gun with this particularly transfer, but it's a deal which is likely to happen once the window re-opens this summer. Carvalho, who has been compared to Patrick Vieira, has impressed Old Trafford scouts over the course of the season and is believed to be close to securing a move to the reigning Premier League champions.

The 21-year-old, who was born in Angola but has been capped twice by Portugal, is a powerful midfielder who would add significant bite and quality to Manchester United's lacklustre midfield.

United boss David Moyes hopes to secure Carvalho's services before the start of the World Cup finals on June 12, while the Scot also has his sights set on Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos, as he looks to revamp his under-performing squad.

The Red Devils are currently fighting to seal a Europa League spot, although an admirable 1-1 draw with European champions Bayern Munich earlier this week leaves them with a real chance, against all the odds, of advancing to the Champions League semi-finals.

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