The Daily and Sunday Express reports that Manchester United continues to scout the Argentinian market for new talent to enhance their academy ranks. During Ralf Rangnick’s interim spell as boss, he revealed his frustration at being denied a new forward in the winter, with Alvarez among the players he was interested in bringing to Old Trafford. Alvarez, along with Dusan Vlahovic and Luis Diaz, was a target for United, but ultimately joined Manchester City for an initial £14 million. United has retained scouts in South America in search of the continent’s next superstars as they aim to bolster their squad.
Four starlets have reportedly been identified as targets, with fellow clubs Barcelona, Real Madrid, and City also showing interest. Among the talents being monitored are Mastantuono and Parmo, both midfielders, and Subiabre, a 17-year-old winger who recently made his senior debut for River Plate. United are also reportedly monitoring Anselmino, an 18-year-old defender with five appearances for Boca Juniors. Erik ten Hag has emphasized the importance of United’s academy set-up, expressing his desire to promote one academy graduate as a regular fixture in his first-team squads every season.
This season, Kobbie Mainoo has made his mark as an important player for the team.