Scouting report: Manchester United looking at blisteringly quick 21-year-old

Manchester United will reportedly be looking at Sporting Lisbon winger Gelson Martins as they face Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.

The Sun reports:

GELSON MARTINS will be scouted by Europe’s biggest clubs when Sporting Lisbon host Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night.


The 21-year-old who plays for Cristiano Ronaldo’s old club, played 42 games (7 goals) for the club in his breakthrough season last year and already has 2 in 7 this term.

He’s ridiculously quick – blink and you might miss him – and opponents simply don’t know how to deal with him right now.

There is a definite rawness in the player and sometimes he doesn’t appear to know what he is going to do next.

But a football brain does seem to be present, as demonstrated by some really clever play to flummox opponents up and down the country.

He’s already played 3 times for Portugal and made his debut for the national team against Andorra in September.

TFF likes the look of him and is always keen for Premier League clubs to do business for exciting wingers. This guy would of course take time to adapt to the rigours of English football but how Manchester United could use some more pace and penetration down their flanks right now.

Here he is in action and remember not to blink.

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