Wolverhampton Wanderers’ £18million capture from Middlesbrough this summer, Adama Traore, won plenty of admirers from Manchester United as we faced the Blue of City last weekend.
With his departure from the Riverside Stadium turning into a rather lengthy and drawn out affair as our interest in him was very much ‘on and off’, the 22-year-old didn’t start the game for Nuno Espirito Santo but he did come off the bench to replace Helder Costa in the 72nd minute of the match and he seriously seems to have impressed these United fans despite the cameo nature of the appearance.
Imagine a Traore on our RW, already an improvement. Shows how bad we are #mufc
— Asad Shaikh (@AsadShaikh17) August 25, 2018
We could've ACTUALLY used Adama Traore at RW. A very direct winger and a dream for any striker to likes to stay in the box. #mufc
— Skittles (@Skittles2day) August 25, 2018
This traore is dangerous. I know he's not world class but he's better than any of our RW #MUFC
— 1 John 3:17-18 (@Undaunted_Valor) August 25, 2018
Rumours at Carrington say Ed Woodward is now calculating how many shirt sales & sponsorship deals Adama Traore would generate at United.
— Mikey (@Prime_MUFC) August 25, 2018
— Arpan FT ⚽️ (@ArpanRicko) August 25, 2018
Traore is really good and crazy.
— MUFC????Mladen???? (@mladen040) August 25, 2018
Mufc get Adama Traoré, he is could be a great player!
— MyWorld (@KingYusufYusuff) August 25, 2018
Exposing Mendy. He should have started the game
— Fred Is Red❤ (@Inno_Mathosa) August 25, 2018
The comments won’t be news to Middlesbrough or Wolverhampton Wanderers fans as we’ve already seen a few flashes of what he’s potentially going to be capable of as he adjusts to the gaffer’s desires and instructions and settles into life further at the club. Whilst there’s a fair amount of downplaying given the state United find themselves in these days after former glories, I think it can only be a positive for us if that’s how he’s being spoken about as they don’t maybe have the same vested interests in talking him up given the natural bias our fans have.
To think, he’ll only get better!