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Five facts about Manchester United target Nicolas Castillo

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Manchester United have been linked with signing Chilean Nicolas Castillo. Who is he?

Manchester United scouts are claimed to have caught the eye of Nicolas Castillo at the recent under-20 World Cup, where he featured alongside Angelo Henriquez.

SkySports reported United's interest earlier, also running quotes from his club in his homeland that no formal offer has yet been made by any interested party.

We decided to take a closer look at the prospect, and here are five facts about him...

1) Castillo plays for Universidad Catolica in Chile, cross city rivals of Henriquez' former club Universidad de Chile, and is 20-years-old.

2) He played 11 first team games for Catolica last season, scoring four goals and providing two assists.

3) Castillo ended the under-20 World Cup as one of the top scorers, netting four goals in four games, and has five in seven overall for the side, with one of his strikes a penalty against England.

4) He has already been sent off three times in his short career, with two of the dismissals taking place in 2013.

5) Castillo has one full international cap already, when he came on as a substitute for Wigan's Jean Beausejour in a tactical switch in a 1-0 World Cup qualifying loss to Peru in March.

Check him out in action below...

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