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Manchester United scout Portuguese duo including midfielder who scored an incredible freekick

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United sent representatives to watch Benfica duo Ezequiel Garay and Nicholas Gaitan in action against PAOK in the Europa League this week, according to A Bola.

Both players have long been linked with a move to Old Trafford dating back to when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge.

In the summer, Garay insisted that that his move to United collapsed because Moyes didn’t want him while Gaitan was previously considered a midfielder who could help ease the departure of Paul Scholes.

Gaitan was named man of the match against PAOK yesterday for a fantastic performance in which he scored one of the best freekicks you will ever see – a beautifully placed panenka-esque chip over the top of the wall.

This year, Moyes has paid particular interest to the Portuguese league when it comes to scouting players. He has sent representatives to watch William Carvalho more than a dozen times as well as other trips to see the likes of FC Porto duo Fernando and Eliaquim Mangala and Benfica’s Ezequiel Garay and Nicholas Gaitan.

One thing you can’t fault Moyes for is the sheer amount of work that scouts put in but what he needs to make sure of in the summer is that the players he does decide to spend money on are exactly what United need because there is no room for error in the summer transfer window.

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