Manchester United love a scouting trip in Portugal and according to O Jogo, their latest efforts have seen them travelling to watch SC Braga.

The newspaper reports today that with a ‘good standing’ in Europe at this moment in time, Braga have ‘summoned’ the majority of scouts from around Europe to watch them.

That was again the case this week as a ‘contingent of observers’ travelled to Vizela to watch Braga in action there.

Manchester United were the name that stood out according to the newspaper, who also say that Brentford, Sevilla, Real Oviedo, Montpellier and Bologna have had scouts in attendance overwatching the Portuguese sides.

They saw a 3-1 win for Braga, with a double from Simon Banza and a late strike from Bruma handing the away side all three points.

There is no mention of who these clubs may have been watching in the game, but Banza is the obvious name give his tally of 13 goals and three assists in 22 games this season, including a double in this win.

Behind him there is winger Álvaro Djaló, who has five goals and three assists in 13 games in the league this season and 12 goals and three assists in 25 games in all competitions.

They’re the two standout names for Braga, who seem a more likely scouting target than Vizela for Manchester United, although the trip overall is a strange one given their focus on Portugal is usually centred on the big three teams.

Perhaps this is a hint of that changing moving forwards, or just United taking the opportunity to watch a Champions League team in action.