United Eye Mexican Jewels On Senior Debuts

United Eye Mexican Jewels On Senior Debuts

Manchester United are keeping tabs on talented Mexican duo Roberto Alvarado and Diego Lainez, according to reports. United scouted the youngsters, aged 20 and 18 respectively, as they made their senior Mexico debuts in a 4-1 friendly defeat to Uruguay in Houston on Friday night.

Alvarado, who turned 20 on Friday, has impressed in the Mexican Apertura tournament this year – scoring two goals in eight appearances.

The midfielder appeared on United’s radar at the Toulon tournament last summer – scoring three goals in five appearances, including one against England in the semi-final.

It is reported that he previously spent time in Manchester on trial at rivals City, who did not sign him because of work permit difficulties.

Lainez, 18, is potentially an even greater talent and was one of the standout performers at the Toulon tournament last year, despite being one of the youngest players on show.

Like Alvarado, he came on as a substitute in Houston to earn his first senior cap after impressing for Mexico’s Under-17 and Under-21 sides.

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