Manchester United and Liverpool showing keen interest in Sporting starlet

Premier League champions Manchester United are taking a keen interest in Sporting Lisbon’s young forward Carlos Mane, who is also closely observed by Liverpool, as per reports from Portugal newspaper O Jogo.

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The 19-year-old, came into limelight in the U-19 Next Gen series, a format more like Champions League versions for the juniors, which was suspended last season for financial issues. However, on last season’s event, Mane was a stand out performer and caught the eye balls of Manchester United and Liverpool scouts.


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English media talkSPORT reported in December last year that Mane is attracting interests of several clubs including Manchester United, while Sporting valued him already at around £8million.

The Next Gen series tournament last year, Mane scored a brace against Liverpool while in the NexLions Cup in Singapore last December, he also scored a goal against the same opponent.

This season the youngster, who has represented Portugal till U-19 levels has broken into the senior team and has made 2 appearances so far. The report says, United have collected data about and at this stage are following him, while no concrete proposals have been offered on the table so far.