Manchester United are set to pass on signing Desportivo Brasil striker Bruno Gomes.
The teenage forward was all set to move to United this season when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge, but the transfer has since stalled following David Moyes' appointment.
Gomes was expected to kickoff his United career with the club's U21 team, but is now in talks with Sao Paulo and could be lost to the Premier League giants.
He had tweeted regularly before Moyes' arrival about United and his excitement about his move.
Gomes admitted to one fan last week he "didn't know" if he would be "moving to Manchester".
United have a player recruitment agreement with Desportivo Brasil and there were high hopes of Gomes being the first graduate to make the breakthrough in England.
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