MANCHESTER UNITED are trailing new Mexico star Sebastian Cordova, reports say.
Old Trafford scouts are thought to have watched the 22-year-old playmaker’s impressive international debut last Thursday.
Club America star Sebastian Cordova shone on his full Mexico debut last Thursday, reportedly watched by Man Utd scouts[/caption]
Sevilla and Benfica have also been linked with the attacking midfielder, who helped Club America win the Mexico Cup in April.
Mexican website Record suggest United are now among Cordova’s rising list of admirers, especially after he shone in last week’s 2-0 friendly win over Trinidad & Tobago.
Under-fire United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed over the summer his preference for signing developing players.
In came 21-year-olds Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with £85million defender Harry Maguire the only experienced recruit.
And although Solskjaer is second favourite behind Everton boss Marco Silva to be the next Premier League manager axed, United’s board have so far intimated they will support the Norwegian’s long-term planning.
United dropped to 12th with Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Newcastle.
That followed an equally-dire display in drawing 0-0 at Dutch side AZ Alkmaar last Thursday, the first time in 25 Europa League games United failed to notch a shot on target
Cordova is in red-hot form this term, with three goals in 11 Mexican top-flight games.
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And he lived up to his billing when he stepped up to the senior Mexico side last week after winning five Under-20 caps.