Manchester United scout Pogba and Garay

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Manchester United scouts were reported to be in attendance for Benfica’s encounter with Juventus on Thursday night with the brief of watching Ezequiel Garay, a long-term defensive target, as well as former charge Paul Pogba.

Despite having no permanent manager in place following the sacking of David Moyes, Manchester United remain active in their pursuit of transfer targets and, according to the Manchester Evening News, Garay and Pogba are among them. It is claimed that the club had scouts posted at the Estadio da Luz to compile reports on both players.

Garay has been on the radar of Manchester United for some time and claimed he would have completed a transfer to Old Trafford last summer had Sir Alex Ferguson not been replaced by David Moyes. It may be that Garay gets his wish this year following the departure of the former Everton boss.

Pogba, meanwhile, has established himself as one of the most coveted midfielders in Europe since leaving Manchester United for Juventus in 2012, and his performances have led to frequent speculation about another transfer.

Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid have both been linked with moves of around £60 million for Pogba and, although a similar fee should not pose an enormous problem for Manchester United, the France international has previously stated he has no desire to return to the club.

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