Manchester United scouts sent to watch Evan Ferguson face France

Brighton striker Evan Ferguson is attracting a lot of attention right now. And rightly so.

According to The Sun, Manchester United will send scouts to watch the exciting Republic of Ireland striker play against France tonight.

Ferguson, 18, scored on his international debut against Latvia on Wednesday and has been drawing praise from France star Kylian Mbappe ahead of a Euro 2024 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.

“He’s a good striker, an important striker for that team,” said Mbappe, as quoted by the BBC, so Ireland’s opponents are fully aware of the threat Ferguson causes.

It is understood that Tottenham and Chelsea are also admirers of Ferguson, who is enjoying an incredible breakthrough season for the Seagulls.

Reports stress that Ferguson is in no hurry to make a decision over his future and believes his development may be best served by playing regular football at Brighton.

An offer from United could change Ferguson’s stance in the summer.

United still need an elite goalscorer

Whether or not United launch a pursuit to sign Ferguson, which they really should, Erik ten Hag still needs to sign a top goalscorer like Harry Kane.

Ferguson would be a superb understudy to Kane and you can already draw comparisons in how they lead the line.

The biggest difference, however, is Kane guarantees you goals. Ferguson isn’t at that level just yet.

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