Manchester United’s track record with scouting young global talents has recently come under scrutiny.
Their history of missing out on top prospects like Moises Caicedo, who later joined Brighton from Independiente De Valle, or Julian Alvarez, who became a Manchester City signing from River Plate, has been a topic of debate.
While United have made some investments in young talents like Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri, their integration into the first team hasn’t gone as anticipated.
Though not attributed to their skillset – with Amad notably shining during his loan spell at Sunderland – their lack of playtime has raised eyebrows.
Erik ten Hag’s United appears set to shift this narrative. This summer, they have their sights set on an emerging talent from Brazil.
In a recent session with CaughtOffside, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano highlighted that both Manchester United and Bayern Munich have expressed interest in the 17-year-old Brazilian prodigy, Luis Guilherme.
He quoted, “Bayern Munich were among the clubs in attendance for Brazilian gem Luis Guilherme two days ago.
“He’s very talented and Bayern were there to keep an eye on him.
“Let’s see if they’re going to bid for him, but for sure they are among four or five clubs interested, along with Manchester United, as reported yesterday.”
Romano further indicated Manchester United’s intent to amplify its scouting efforts in South America, with Guilherme, currently showcasing his talents at Palmeiras, clearly fitting the bill.
Considering his advanced skill set at just 17, it’s no wonder that, as per Romano’s insights, not just Manchester United and Bayern Munich but several other top European clubs are in the race for the young midfielder.