​Manchester United are understood to have sent a group of scouts to monitor Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis during Sunday's 3-0 win over KV Mechelen.

The 22-year-old has long been viewed as a potential star of the future and recently shot to prominence when he netted twice in a 2-2 draw with Real Madrid back in October.


According to Eurosport journalist ​Manu Lonjon, representatives from ​United travelled to Brugge to take in Dennis' performance, and they will likely have been impressed after seeing the Nigerian score his side's second goal.

United are keen on bringing in some more youth in attack and they are said to see Dennis as the perfect kind of player.

Interestingly, this scouting visit came before United were drawn against Brugge in the next round of the Europa League, so the Red Devils will have a couple of chances to watch Dennis closely when the two sides meet in February's round of 32.

He has previously been linked with ​Leicester City and ​Arsenal, while United were even said to be monitoring him back in 2017.

Comfortable anywhere across the attacking line, Dennis has managed seven goals and two assists in 23 appearances this season, so there will likely be doubts over whether he is ready to make the jump up to United just yet.

However, his potential is clear to see. He has been touted as a real future star, so Dennis certainly fits the mould of the kind of player which United are looking for these days.


However, United do already have plenty of young forwards on their books, so adding another right now may not be a priority.

​Marcus Rashford​Anthony Martial, Daniel James and Mason Greenwood are all key players for Ole Gunner Solskjaer's side, and they are even trying to ​strike a blockbuster deal for Red Bull Salzburg's Erling Haaland.

Having said that, if United can find a good deal for Dennis, it would not come as a shock to see him arrive at Old Trafford to continue this youth rebuild.

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