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Manchester United send scouts to watch winger & defensive midfielder


An insight into Manchester United’s summer plans has been provided, with it revealed exactly which players the club have been scouting recently.

United are, of course, by no means the finished article, and fans are no doubt expecting a big summer window on the part of their side, which should be their first under a new permanent manager.

Whoever does become Red Devils boss will obviously want to put his own stamp on the side, but the club nevertheless already appear to have some targets/positions to strengthen in mind.

As per the Manchester Evening News, citing The Mirror, Manchester United have sent scouts to watch both PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo and Sporting CP midfielder Joao Palhinha.

Who are Cody Gakpo & Joao Palhinha?

Cody Gakpo is a player who has spent his entire career on the books of his hometown club, PSV.

The Eindhoven-native has featured on 121 occasions for PSV’s senior side. Across said games, he has scored 34 and assisted 31.

Gakpo, who is a natural left-winger, is having a particularly fruitful 2021/22 season, which has so far seen him notch 13 goals and 13 assists in 33 outings across all competitions – a fantastic return for a winger.

As for Joao Palhinha, he is a defensive midfielder who has made 86 appearances for current side, Sporting.

The 26-year-old has experience in Europe and would likely be a solid addition to a Manchester United side who are crying out for a new defensive midfielder.

Additionally, with Anthony Martial now at Sevilla and Mason Greenwood released from prison on bail, United do not have too many options out wide.

So, it would make sense for the club to be eyeing a winger and midfielder this summer – though fans would also no doubt like to see a striker signed, too.

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.


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