Transfer news: Everton Ribeiro reveals interest in Manchester United move - because they are his favourite team to play with in video games

Cruzeiro playmaker has just won the Brazilian league title

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Cruzeiro playmaker Everton Ribeiro has told ESPN Brazil that he would be very interested in a move to Manchester United – because they are his favourite team with in play in video games.

The highly rated 24-year-old has just helped Cruzeiro to their first Brazilian league title in 10 years, and was also named the league’s best player for the season.

He has also been linked with Liverpool, and a fee in the region of £15m will reportedly force Cruzeiro's hand to sell.

“I already watch the Premier League games,” Ribeiro told ESPN Brasil. "They are great teams that play in Europe. They are the dream of any player.

“I feel I am ready to play in any part of the world. If you play for Cruzeiro, you can play in any place.

“United have Kagawa, Rooney, De Gea is the goalkeeper. I know them very well because I play with them a lot in video games as they are a great team. You play it one day after the other and know the players even better.

Ribeiro added: “I let my agent and Cruzeiro talk about that. When they feel it's good for both parties, they will let me know. I'll see and we'll analyse everything.”