When Portuguese newspapers release scouting lists, it’s quite often that Manchester United are named as one of the clubs having representatives at those games.
Now with the Champions League clash between Porto and Milan attracting officials from 21 different sides, the Red Devils were of course one of them.
United’s trip to Porto is reported today by newspaper O Jogo, even though there are no further details on the potential targets who the emissaries were watching.
What was seen last night was the Dragons’ heroic 1-0 win over the Rossoneri, with a goal found through their top scorer Luis Diaz, who has already found the back of the net seven times this season.
The striker’s decisive goal made him the man of the match. He was highly praised along with his compatriot Mateus Uribe, who stood out in the home side’s midfield.
Those are the players United may have been impressed by, although the likes of João Mário, Chancel Mbemba, Pepe, Wendell, Sérgio Oliveira and Mehdi Taremi all did well too.
The disappointing display from Milan led to few players standing out, as only Ciprian Tatarusanu, Fodé Ballo-Touré and Sandro Tonali had a fair performance.
Manchester United are one of the clubs who watch the most games throughout Europe, especially in Portugal, and at this stage of the season, the club are likely to be just defining who their next transfer targets will be rather than travelling for specific players.