Manchester United and Liverpool set to battle it out for Sporting Lisbon star Joao Mario’s signature

4 May

Manchester United may have to stave off competition from Liverpool for Portuguese starlet Joao Mario.


talkSPORT told you last month that Jose Mourinho is planning on swooping for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder IF he is given the United job this summer, but it now looks like the player has alternative options.

Should Louis van Gaal keep his place in the Old Trafford hotseat, then a switch to Anfield could be on the cards for Mario, according to Record.

The 23-year-old has shone for Sporting this season, scoring six goals and laying on a further 11 assists in 32 league appearances.

Mario’s performances have earned him a regular starting berth in the Portugal national team and both Liverpool and United will be keeping a close eye on his displays at Euro 2016.

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