Manchester United continue to watch Benfica's best.

The Mirror says United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had his most ­trusted scout - brother ­Martin - at St James' Park for Newcastle United's ­Europa League clash with Benfica on ­Thursday.

Martin Ferguson also ran the rule over Benfica ­defender Ezequiel ­Garay and midfielder ­Nicolas Gaitan in their 4-2 ­aggregate Euro win over the Toon.