In the summer, we relayed claims from Italy that Alex Sandro was on the radar of Manchester United, as had been claimed every window for what feels like several years.
The Red Devils failed to land the Juventus defender, but that hasn’t stopped them from following the 27-year-old, according to Calciomercato.it.
Jose Mourinho’s men will face the Old Lady in the Champions League clash at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening and the clash provides them an opportunity to watch him in action.
Another Italian publication Tuttosport also claim the 20-time English champions are monitoring the left-back and will ‘follow him closely’ when they face Massimiliano Allegri’s side. He is also been monitored by Manchester City.
If Manchester United or the Premier League winners make a tempting offer for Sandro, then Juventus will sanction his sale and use those funds in their efforts to sign Marcelo from Real Madrid.
The report also mentions the Brazilian has not regained his past form and it makes sense for them to offload him and replace with his compatriot Marcelo.
From United’s point of view, it does not make sense for them to make an approach for Sandro, especially after Luke Shaw’s reemergence this season that saw him commit his future to the English club by signing a new contract last week.
Juventus may want to sell, and we suspect that’s been the case for a while, but they’ve probably missed the Manchester United opportunity.