MAN UNITED’S Ivana Fuso received glowing praise from Brazil’s head coach following her senior international debut.
The Red Devils starlet, 19, came on as a late sub during Brazil’s 4-1 victory over Argentina in the SheBelieves Cup.
Ivana Fuso impressed Brazil’s head coach during her senior international debutCredit: Getty Images – Getty
And despite a shaky first touch, team boss Pia Sundhage was impressed by the United forward.
Sundhage, 61, said: “I liked what I saw. I think her first touch was a little bit off but she then just dug into the game.
“She is like a Brazilian. She is technical and she is quick.”
Prior to the match Fuso had a difficult choice to make, as she was born in Brazil but raised in Germany and able to represent either nation.
The former FC Basel starlet made ten appearances for Germany’s Under-19s and was captain of the side
But Sundhage hopes Fuso chooses to become a fully-fledged Brazil international in the future.
Sundhage added: “I hope she will choose the Brazilian national team because she is a really good player.
“She has a big chance to play a lot of minutes in this team.”
Fuso joined the Red Devils in July 2020 on a two-year deal.
The highly-rated forward has made four league appearances for the WSL title-chasers who play Aston Villa next.
Pia Sundhage believes Fuso’s future lies with BrazilCredit: Rex Features
And the Brazil starlet has made a good impression on club boss Casey Stoney.
Stoney said: “She’s a great character, she’s bubbly and she brings out her personality every day.
“It’s not been easy for her. To get back on the grass, and hopefully back playing again, will just bring out that smile and she can really start to feel integrated within the club and the team.”
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