Carlos Queirós (Portuguse spelling) has an eye for talent, particularly for picking the right young promise. The Portuguese Coach chose Ronaldo over Quaresma from Sporting and has now made a double-tap of recommendations which were followed swiftly by the Glazers.
The tactician may have had a hard time helming Real Madrid � then again, who doesn't? � but has recovered his poise in the comforting shadow of Sir Alex. Queirós looks like the cat that ate the canary, but explains that the signings were hardly whimsical.
''These signings are the fruit of a long and detailed tracking of both players � as well as others who were considered. The key was that they both fit the profile we want: young, talented and with enormous potential still in front of them, '' he explained to Portugal's TVI.
"It's really worth just stopping and imagining what an attack formed by Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani and Anderson could do. They are players who blend creativity and magic into football. It really is wonderful to be able to mould and enhance their capacities."
"I have always worked with players in this formative process and it really is something that I love and it is a significant investment. You have to remember that this all fits into a plan of how Manchester United should evolve over the next decade."