Manchester United and Arsenal are watching Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.

The Sun says Manchester United and Arsenal are both keeping tabs on the Sunderland keeper, who has enjoyed 12 months of superb form.

He will receive the North-East Football Writers' Association's Player of the Year this weekend, beating Newcastle duo Hatem Ben Arfa and shot stopper Tim Krul into second and third.

Mignolet, 24, has emerged as one of the best young keepers in the Premier League and is battling to be Belgium's No 1 with Chelsea's on-loan Atletico Madrid ace Thibaut Courtois.