As we always say at Sport Witness, Manchester United scout so many games in Portugal that we don’t cover the news anymore, unless their potential targets are named.
That’s what happens today, as A Bola reports the Red Devils’ presence at the game between Braga and Benfica this Sunday.
The outlet claims the Old Trafford side are ‘attentive to the pearls that come out in Portugal’, and name two Benfica players as examples: Ruben Dias and Florentino Luís.
They are probably the most promising players in the Eagles’ squad at the moment, so it’s no surprise that big clubs are keeping an eye on them.
Benfica managed to leave Braga with a huge 4-0 away win. Both Ruben Dias and Florentino Luís had a good game, especially the midfielder, who made important interceptions and won a penalty.
Some other clubs who scouted this match were Lyon, Numancia, Hercules, Betis, Real Valladolid, Lugo, Celta de Vigo, Villarreal, Sevilla, Levante, Parma, Carpi, Atalanta, Reggiana, Benevento, Cremonese, Piacenza, Ascoli, Bordeaux, Dijon, Montpellier, Utrecht and Norwich City.
It’s already clear this season that Manchester United haven’t given up their long term Portugal transfer plans, scouting several matches already.