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Manchester United join race for Brazilian wonderkid

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Moyes sent scouts to Brazil (©GettyImages)
Moyes sent scouts to Brazil (©GettyImages).

Manchester United are weighing up a bid for Brazil's teen sensation Kenedy. reports the Daily Star.

David Moyes sent Manchester United's best scouts to watch the 17-year-old represent the Brazil under-17 national side at the weekend.

Kenedy, who currently plies his trade with Brazilian club Fluminense, has made just eight appearances in his career but is already reported to be attracting interest from Real Madrid and Monaco.

The young Brazilian was one of the standout performers in the South American Under-17 Cup, scoring six goals in just nine games as Brazil finished third.

It is now thought that Moyes is ready to launch a bid to bring the young striker to Old Trafford, jumping ahead of the queue.

However, any move for the Brazilian will have to abide by the rules for signing Brazilian players under the age of 18.

The Premier League champions would have to wait until February 2014 before the player was eligible to leave his native country.

Manchester United used the system to their advantage in 2007 after agreeing deals to sign Brazilian twins Fabio and Rafael da Silva from the same club Fluminense. The deal was in place to sign the pair but had to wait a year before they turned 18 and completed the deal.

You can see an epic 20 minute highlight reel of Kenedy in action below.

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