MANCHESTER UNITED are trailing new Mexico playmaker Sebastian Cordova, according to reports.
Old Trafford scouts are thought to have watched the 22-year-old's impressive international debut last Thursday.
1 Club America star Sebastian Cordova shone on his full Mexico debut last Thursday, reportedly watched by Man Utd scoutsCredit: AFP or licensors
Sevilla and Benfica have also been linked with the attacking midfielder, who helped Club America win the Mexico Cup in April.
Now Mexican website Record suggest United are among Cordova's rising list of admirers, especially after his display in last week's 2-0 friendly win over Trinidad & Tobago.
Under-fire United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer showed over the summer his preference for signing developing players.
In came 21-year-olds Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, with £85million defender Harry Maguire the only experienced recruit.
And although Solskjaer is second favourite behind Everton boss Marco Silva to be the next Premier League manager axed, United's board have so far intimated they will support the Norwegian's long-term planning.
United dropped to 12th with Sunday's 1-0 loss at Newcastle.
That followed a dire 0-0 at Dutch side AZ Alkmaar last Thursday, the first time in 25 Europa League games United failed to notch a shot on target
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Meanwhile, Cordova is in red-hot form this term, with three goals in 11 Mexican top-flight games.
And he lived up to his billing when he stepped up to the senior Mexico side last week after winning five Under-20 caps.
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Born in the northern city of Aguascalientes, Cordova has been with Mexico City-based Club America since he was 15.
And United's reported interest will spark memories of compatriot Javier Hernandez, who hit 59 goals in 157 games for United from 2010-2016.
Chicharito, 31, is now with Sevilla, having netted 52 times in 109 matches for Mexico.