Manchester United have potentially hinted at who their next signing will be after sending one of their top scouts to watch RB Salzburg’s Champions League clash vs Liverpool.
It was a chance for the Austrian side’s players to make an impact but they failed to do so after losing 2-0.
United are unlikely to be phased by that as multiple scouting trips are normally needed before a decision is made on a player.
There have been rumours heavily linking Erling Haaland with a move to Old Trafford with some feeling it’s only inevitable given his relationship with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
However, there’ve also been whispers of interest in Hee-Chan Hwang and Takumi Minamino so perhaps the Red Devils were scouting them instead.
Marcel Bout, Man Utd's head of global scouting, in Salzburg for Red Bull v Liverpool tonight. Erling Haaland already started brightly, but so have Hee-Chan Hwang and Takumi Minamino..
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) December 10, 2019
Sending your head of global scouting is pretty serious and so it seems Manchester United were having one last look before making their call.
A transfer for Haaland is possible given Solskjaer’s reported desire to sign a striker this winter but with so much interest in the player it could prove a complicated deal.
There have been question marks over what it means for Anthony Martial‘s position at the club but some have suggested the legendary Norwegian is not opposed to a two-striker formation.