Man United boss Jose Mourinho personally scouts RB Leipzig star

As per reports in England today, Premier League giants Manchester United are tracking RB Leipzig winger Emil Forsberg, with Jose Mourinho having travelled to watch the Swede in action during his country’s clash with Italy on Friday night.

Gifted attacker

Forsberg made the move to the Red Bull Arena in 2015, having been named Sweden’s midfielder of the year in 2014 for his exploits with Malmo.

Though his abilities have been common knowledge for some time, the 26-year-old moved to a level that few thought him capable of over the course of the 2016/17 campaign, racking up 8 goals and a league-high 19 assists as RB Leipzig clinched second place in the Bundesliga in their debut campaign in the German top flight.

In-demand

Unsurprisingly, Forsberg’s stellar showings in the German top-flight alerted a number of Europe’s top clubs to his talents, with all of Bayern Munich, AC Milan, Arsenal and Manchester United having been linked with moves for the Swede during the summer.

And, according to a growing number of outlets, the Red Devils have since renewed their interest in the GIF Sundsvall youth product, with Jose Mourinho having reportedly attended Sweden’s World Cup qualifying playoff clash with Italy on Friday evening to watch him in action.

The Swedes earned a surprise 1-0 victory over their illustrious opponents, with United boss Mourinho said to have been impressed by the performance of Forsberg.

The Old Trafford outfit are expected to continue to keep an eye on the progress of the Leipzig man over the coming months, ahead of a possible bid in the new year.

Winger hunt

Jose Mourinho has long been on the lookout for reinforcements out wide at United, with the club having failed in a number of big-money offers for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic during the summer.

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale and Barcelona youngster José Arnáiz are also both rumoured to be on the radar of the Red Devils.

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