MANCHESTER UNITED sent scouts to Lisbon on Tuesday to watch Darwin Nunez in action against Liverpool, according to reports.
They will likely be impressed with what they saw as the striker, 22, got on the scoresheet.
Nunez capitalised on Ibrahima Konate’s error to meet Rafa Silva’s low cross and showed brilliant composure to slot the ball past Alisson.
He was a thorn in Liverpool’s side and could have added a second but sent his header over.
United scouts were in attendance at the Estadio da Luz and have now watched the Uruguyan ten times, according to The Express.
Red Devils representatives also watched Nunez against Barcelona earlier in the season with the forward scoring twice.
Liverpool scouts were also believed to have seen him then with representatives from Manchester City, West Ham, Newcastle Arsenal and Tottenham all reportedly present on Tuesday.
There is no shortage of interest in the striker who has impressed this campaign with 28 goals in all competitions.
Toon tried to sign him in January but had multiple bids rejected with Benfica demanding more than £50million to let him go.
Newcastle will reportedly return for Nunez in the summer however with the striker believed to be at the top of their wishlist.
But they will likely face competition from Arsenal with The Gunners keen to land a goalscorer.
Nunez could be available for £68m in the summer and that could appeal to United with the futures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford uncertain.