MANCHESTER UNITED have stolen a march on Real Madrid in the £10million race to sign Sporting Lisbon starlet Miguel Veloso.
Now the Portugal ace admits he would happily join countrymen Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani at Old Trafford.
He said: "Of course I would love to play for Manchester United. They are a great team and it is a dream for anyone to play in great clubs."
Sporting president Felipe Soares Franco admits Veloso is a major target but will put up a fight to keep him.
Franco said: "There is no chance the player will leave. We are not interested in negotiating this subject because Miguel Veloso is one of our main players for this campaign."