Although Vinicius Jr joined Madrid in 2018 from Flamengo to much fanfare, the young star has done very little to date to suggest he was really worth the €47 million the Spanish giants spent on him at the time.
Over the course of 118 games for Madrid, Vinicius Jr has managed just 14 goals and 23 assists. In fact, in three seasons at the Spanish club, the winger has only managed to get into double figures for goals or assists once.
And even if Vinicius Jr was developing into an impressive, young player. He would probably still struggle to get anywhere near this Man Utd starting XI next season, based on the squad’s current depth.
Should Man Utd sign Vinicius Jr?
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As a player that predominantly plays on the left wing, the Madrid star would have to elbow his way past Daniel James, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford for that spot in Man Utd’s front three. And that’s without even considering whether Sancho may prefer to play their next season.
Vinicius Jr may go on to be a successful player somewhere, but if Madrid no longer want him it doesn’t make much sense for Man Utd to add them to their ranks next season.