Sporting Lisbon defender Mauricio is interesting Manchester United. The Mirror says United are tracking Sporting Lisbon defender Mauricio with a view to making a formal move next summer.

Scouts working for the Reds watched the 25-year-old score in Sporting's 4-3 Portuguese Cup win over their arch-rivals Benfica at the weekend.

The Brazilian - full name Mauricio dos Santos Nascimento - only joined Sporting in the summer.

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