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Manchester United reportedly interested in Spanish defender

Manchester United are keeping an eye on Benfica left-back Alex Grimaldo, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims the United scouts watched the Spaniard in action against Feirense and saw him score a great free-kick towards the end of the game.

However, Manchester City are also believed to be keen on the former Barcelona player and Pep Guardiola has already travelled to Lisbon to watch him play.

The 21-year-old, who joined Benfica in January in search of regular first-team football, reportedly has a release clause of £51m, but his club is thought to be open to the possibility of letting him go for less.

Grimaldo’s primary position is on the left side of the defense, but he can also play on the left wing.

He’s made 10 appearances in all competitions for Benfica so far, scoring 1 goal and providing 2 assists.

He’s been in impressive form for Benfica since his January move and has rightfully attracted the attention of some of Europe’s biggest clubs.

United could probably do with another left-back as Luke Shaw is yet to prove his fitness since recovering from the terrible injury that forced him out of action for the majority of last season.

Even when Shaw’s fit and in-form, Mourinho needs adequate cover for the England international.

Rojo isn’t really good enough for Manchester United, whereas Daley Blind is better at centre-back.