Man Utd scouts saw Atletico Madrid keeper De Gea in action last week
The youngster is a top target for United boss Sir Alex Ferguson as he considers the Spaniard as a successor for the retiring Edwin van der Sar.
AS says Ferguson posted scouts to see De Gea in action on December 19 for Atletico's 3-0 victory over Malaga.
During the 90 minutes, De Gea kept a cleansheet thanks to three wonder saves - all performed in front of watching United scouts.
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