Manchester United had scouts in attendance at Sporting Club de Portugal’s clash with Vizela last night to watch defender Gonçalo Inácio in action.

That’s according to O Jogo, who say Manchester United have been watching the 21-year-old ‘for a long time’.

The newspaper explains that there were several scouts from European clubs at the game last night, which saw Sporting run out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Inácio and Ivanildo Fernandes.

The most notable of those watching were Manchester United, who are ‘always very attentive’ to the Portuguese championship and those starring in it.

Inácio is certainly one such player and Manchester United are said to have been watching him ‘for a long time’ ahead of a possible move.

Whether this is the last scouting trip before a move this summer or just the latest in a series isn’t mentioned, but with United seemingly wrapping up a deal for Napoli’s Kim Min-jae it would be odd for them to also be splashing the cash on Inácio.

With Champions League football now secured, though, perhaps Erik ten Hag is planning a complete defensive overhaul and Inácio is on his list. Either way, United had people in the stands on Friday to watch him put in his latest impressive display.