Manchester United again had an official watch Benfica in action this week.
Record reports the Premier League club had a transfer ‘spy’ in Lisbon, along with officials from several other clubs.
Joining Manchester United were Everton, Atletico Madrid, Nice, Toulouse, Real Sociedad, Villarreal, Sevilla, Valencia, Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers.
Benfica were facing Famalicao and won the match 4-0.
Pizzi was again Man of the Match for the Lisbon club. Playing on the right, he scored two goals and added an assist. Given he’s 30 years of age, it may be unlikely he’d be an option for Manchester United.
Ruben Dias, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford several times, had a reasonable match in the heart in defence, but there doesn’t appear to be an obvious option at Benfica for United right now.
The English club had chances to move for the player before that happened, so that they didn’t when it was known a price-rise was on the way perhaps suggests there’s no serious interest.