Premier League giants Manchester United are reportedly interested in Wayne Rooney’s MLS teammate Luciano Acosta.
DC United forward Luciano Acosta has seemingly confirmed that Manchester United sent scouts to watch him in action over the weekend, in quotes reported by the Real GM.
The attacking midfielder has enjoyed a fine start to the new season, establishing an impressive partnership with Old Trafford legend Wayne Rooney in DC colours.
An attacking midfielder renowned for his dribbling skills and ability to carve apart an opposition defence with ease, Acosta even scored 10 goals and set up 15 more during the 2018 campaign.
The Athletic has claimed that the 24-year-old is interesting clubs in Turkey, France and the Middle East but scouts from Manchester United were also apparently present as his DC United side were thrashed 4-0 at home by Los Angeles on Saturday.
Speaking after a game in which Rooney was shown his first ever MLS red card, Acosta has admitted that there were representatives from England’s biggest side in the stands of the Audi Field.
“I’m obviously happy (Manchester United) was here—they came to see me, and obviously I just went out and tried my best,” the Argentine said.
“Today wasn’t my day, we were up against a great opponent and in reality I’m just sad for the group’s performance today, and mine too.”
Acosta would be something of a surprise signing, but Manchester United fans should be encouraged by suggestions that the club are once again looking at rising talents and potential future superstars rather than established big names who are past their best.