yep, thats pretty much him
his name is manuel fernandes btw
he's 19, he 's a former junior of ours ( Benfica) and he had his debut two seasons ago , if im not mistaken he was still 17...
anyways, last year he was a key element on the team, played most games, and as a starter.
this year, he had to undergo a minor surgery during the pre-season so it took him a couple weeks to get back in shape, but once he did, koeman didnt hesitate on playing him on the 1st eleven, and here he is doing the same as he did last year, always in the starting line-up and fundamental for the team's game.
he's definetly a very talented player, very mature on the field ( one would hardly guess his age), with a high workrate, he has good passing and game vision, and he has a strong fairly accurate long shot, which he is improving
also he looks to be handling well the media and fan hype, he is very reserved and he acts like he is just another regular player, which is very good and is allowing him to develop like he is
he is a regular for the U21 NT, and he has already played a few games in the senior team...i'm expecting him to be called for the WC
we had a litle poll here, at the end of last season, on who had been our most important player...i've voted him over simao, so u can see how i rate him and how important his contribution is to the team...if my memory serves me well, most people voted the same....and as you probably know, simao is an absolute key element for our team, so you can see how the kid is important for us