Manchester United Scouting 16-year-old Benfica Striker Umaro Embalo

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Manchester United are interested in 16-year-old Benfica forward Umaro Embalo, Press Association Sport reports.

Man Utd’s youth side went toe-to-toe with Benfica’s U19s in the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday, with the feisty encounter ending 2-2 at the Caixa Futebol Campus.

Javier Ribalta, one of United’s chief scouts, was among the interested observers in Seixal, where Embalo came on as a 65th-minute substitute abd Press Association Sport understands that the playerm is being closely tracked by the Reds.

Umaro Embalo has caught the eye of United but Real Madrid are also reportedly keeping tabs on the Portuguese forward.

Club scouts in Portugal are keeping a close eye on 17-year-old forward Joao Felix, while 18-year-old midfielder Joao Filipe has spent time on trial at Carrington.

Felix, who has already represented Benfica B and been called up by Portugal’s U21s, is rated as one of the country’s top prospects.

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