Luis Boa Morte (Midfielder)
4th Aug 1977 (Lisbon)Signed:
5th Jan 2007 (£5,000,000)Contract:
2 years (signed June 2010)Previous Club:
Most Improved Player (runner up) 2008/09; Worst Player 2007/08, (third place) 2008/09
Alan Curbishley dipped into the transfer market for the first time as United boss just five days into the January window to sign Fulham's club captain for an undisclosed fee thought to be worth around ?5m.
Boa Morte - who represented semi-finalists Portugal in the 2006 World Cup Finals - had spent the previous six years in South-West London where he became a firm crowd favourite.
He was handed the Fulham captaincy in 2005 to stave off interest from other clubs (such as Newcastle and Everton) who had made tentative enquiries into his availablity.
Brought in to give United more options on the flanks, Boa Morte is comfortable playing on the left or centre of midfield and in attack.