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Dad reveals Man Utd target Endrick 'wants to be like Cristiano'

Manchester United are hoping for an edge in the battle for Palmeiras teen Endrick.

The wonderkid, who has been making headlines in his homeland, training and playing with professionals far older and more experienced at Palmeiras.

United are understood to hold an interest in the forward, along with Real Madrid and Barcelona, and his father recently revealed a nugget of information that might offer encouragement to fans.

Douglas Sousa told Nossopalestra: "He even says: 'Dad, I want to be like Cristiano'. He read some articles and knows that Cristiano doesn't have a tattoo, because he donates blood.

"In the same way that Cristiano is driven by challenges, so is Endrick.

"He likes to train, to improve himself every day, so he has a main mirror in this athlete.

"Once they asked about three players to see who his favourite is Cristiano, Neymar and Messi, he chose Cristiano."

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