SC Braga Goalkeeper Matheus Recalls Manchester United Offer
SC Braga’s goalkeeper, Matheus, recently opened up about an offer he received from Manchester United in an interview with TNT Sports. He discussed the opportunities he had to leave Portugal, shedding light on this exciting chapter in his career.
The conversation began with the journalist, Arthur Quezada, mentioning that Matheus had received offers from Nottingham Forest and Manchester United, and he asked the goalkeeper how he felt about it.
Matheus shared his perspective, saying, “It truly moves you, my friend. When you receive such an offer and see that stamp of a major European club on it, whether you like it or not, it’s an emotional moment.
You’re a young boy who left Brazil with dreams, and you always watch these big clubs on TV, follow them in the Champions League, the Premier League, and admire great players who have graced those fields, like David Beckham and David De Gea.
You start to wonder if it’s real. The guys got in touch with me, and I spoke with them, even the coach.”
He continued, “It was Ten Hag. So, these are experiences I cherish, whether it worked out or not. I thought to myself, ‘I’ll keep this story to tell my children when they grow up.’ Because, my friend, it makes us proud too. It shows that you’re on the right path, staying grounded, dedicating yourself to your job.”
Matheus also acknowledged that while it didn’t come to fruition, he feels content at his current club. He expressed his happiness with SC Braga, a club that welcomed him with open arms and has shown steady growth over the years.
The timing of Manchester United’s offer remains somewhat unclear, as the conversation centered more on Nottingham Forest’s recent offer. However, it seems that the Red Devils’ attempt may have occurred during the summer transfer window.
Matheus had just come off a remarkable season with Braga, and Manchester United was actively reinforcing their goalkeeping options following the departures of David De Gea and Dean Henderson.
Manchester United eventually made significant investments in goalkeepers, bringing in André Onana from Inter Milan and Altay Bayindir from Fenerbahce. The exact details of Matheus’s potential cost are not well-documented.