Barely a week goes by in Portugal without Premier League scouts being in attendance at a game and this week was no different.
A Bola reports that Friday nights game between Boavista and Benfica, which the latter won 4-1 to go clear at the top of Liga Nos, had the usual crowd of scouts in attendance.
There were several Premier League representatives among them, and Manchester United were one of the teams to send people to watch the game.
The newspaper doesn’t mention who they may have been there to scout, but it’s easy to assume it was someone from Benfica.
In that case, one player stands out; Rúben Dias.
Dias has regularly been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past and could be a long-term improvement for them at centre back.
He’s recently renewed his contract, and the increased release clause stands at €100m.
There is also goalkeeper Odisseas Vlachodimos, who was linked earlier this year, although David de Gea signing a new deal has presumably ended that interest.
Nonetheless, Manchester United are keeping an eye on someone at Benfica, and this latest trip is further proof of that.