Jaap Stam has confirmed he's been on a scouting trip in Brazil on behalf of Manchester United.

The former United defender saw highly-rated Internacional striker Walter score in a youth game against Ceramica and also watched Gremio's clash with Santos.

"I came to Brazil to look at some young talents," Stam told Globo Esporte.

"Walter played well - he made some mistakes but it is natural because they are all very young."