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Austrian newspaper Heute claim Manchester United scouts will be in attendance when the Austrian national team take on Brazil, but who will they be watching?

According to Austrian newspaper Heute, Manchester United scouts will be watching Austria take on Brazil and adamantly claim as well as  keeping an eye on Brazil's pool of talented young players, they will have eyes on the Austrian's too. 

The report states: 'The [Austrian] national team will also attract great international attention. 160 Television stations will broadcast the event, as well as football scouts who will be in the sold-out stadium.

"Scouts of Manchester United, Inter Milan, Juventus, AS Monaco, Schalke 04 and other Bundesliga teams will be there and not only watching the Brazilians during the game."

Manchester United will most likely have their eyes on the linked- Miranda and Anderson Talisca despite the reports claims they will be watching Austrian nationals as well.

If Manchester United were to take a look at the Austrian national team then who would be on their list? 

Ignoring David Alaba for a second who has just signed a long-term contract with Bayern, there could be reason to believe that United could cast their eye over Dynamo Kyiv defender Aleksandar Dragovic after he was reportedly wanted by United in 2013, before making his moving to Kiev. 

Recent reports have linked the defender with London trio Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham, which may have prompted United to take a second look.

The domineering defender has been in impressive form for Austria this year, most notably helping his country to two vital clean-sheets in their European Championship matches against Montenegro and most recently Russia. 

A strong defender that is rarely beaten in the air, the 23-year-old may be worth a look as he comes up against an impressive Brazil frontline which may include another United target in Anderson Talisca. 

The match could be a good watch for the numerous scouts ascending on the Ernst Happel Stadion as both teams will go out looking to prove something, either to themselves or others.

Brazil are still looking to put the nightmare of the World Cup behind them, while Austria can take another giant step in building their reputation with a good performance and result. 

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