In March, a flurry of news stories emerged linking Domenico Berardi with a £23 million move to Manchester United, under the direction of Jose Mourinho, who seemed all but certain to take over as Louis van Gaal's replacement at the end of the season.
However, recent rumours and speculation suggest that Ed Woodward has asked Mourinho to wait until summer 2017 to take over as manager instead.
This news has left a large portion of the Red Devils’ faithful fans outraged, as they feel that they may now miss out entirely on the opportunity to have 'The Special One' take the reins at Old Trafford.
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Despite this recent turn of events, the word coming out of the United camp is that they are still exceedingly interested in signing the 21-year-old, whether Mourinho is managing them or not.
Van Gaal and Woodward will need to act swiftly and decisively if they are to snap up this quality young player, though, because a number of newspapers have claimed that Juventus are keen on acquiring Berardi’s services, and may even have already activated the buy-back clause in his contract.
Manchester United will be hoping that they can secure a number of new additions in this transfer window, and signing Berardi would be a great way to kick that off.
He has impressed for the Serie A club, and although he only managed seven goals this season, he scored 16 and 15 league goals in the previous two.
Could he be just the injection of skill and pace that United so desperately need?
United fans will be hoping for a busy transfer window this summer, as they look to reinforce their squad with some world-class quality so that they can really challenge the top teams again next season.
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