Report: Manchester United interested in Portuguese winger

Report: Manchester United interested in Portuguese winger

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Manchester United are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins, according to Portuguese newspaper Record.

The report claims United will send their scouts to watch the winger in action for his club against Legia Warsaw tonight.

United appear to be keen to bring the winger to Old Trafford in the near future, but the newspaper suggests the English giants could face competition for his signature, with Real Madrid also believed to be following his progress.

The 21-year-old versatile attacker, who can play on either wing or behind the striker, has been in impressive form since the start of the season, scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists in 7 appearances for the Lions in all competitions so far.

His primary position is on the right wing, so if United’s interest is genuine, it’d be easy to understand why Mourinho wants to sign him.

The ring wing position at United is still up for grabs despite the arrival of Mkhitaryan earlier this year and Gelson Martins could have a very good chance of establishing himself in the team if he ends up at Old Trafford either in January or next summer.