Man Utd Scouts Spotted At Sporting Manchester United had scouts at Sporting Lisbon’s...
Man Utd Scouts Spotted At Sporting
Manchester United had scouts at Sporting Lisbon’s 1-0 victory over Moreirense over the weekend to watch long-term target William Carvalho but also Joao Mario, according to reports from Portugal.
Carvalho has been watched by United for several years and is seemingly still on their radar ahead of Jose Mourinho’s likely appointment this summer, but Mario is a much newer addition to the club’s list of possible transfer targets having stood out this season for Sporting.
Carvalho, 24, is a holding midfielder and has also been linked in the past with Arsenal, while Mario, 23, is a left winger. Both players are full Portugal internationals.
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