Fergie Looking For The Next Messi? United Boss Confirms He’s Scouting South America
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed the club has increased it’s scouting network in Central and South America in a bid to uncover new talent.
Several members of United’s first team squad are from South America with the likes of Javier Hernandez, Anderson, the da Silva twins and Antonio Valencia all making their name at Old Trafford.
The long-serving Scot has had so much success in signing players from that part of the world in recent years, that he’s decided to increase his network of scouts to cover Mexico, Brazil and all of South America.
Ferguson praised the attitude of South American footballers saying it’s their attitude and love for the game that makes them such good footballers. Fergie is quoted as saying by Sky Sports News:
“Our scouting there has increased. We’ve got an operative in Mexico, two in Brazil and four South American scouts now.
“Quite frankly, they do produce. The South Americans love playing football, it’s just in their blood.
“The three Brazilians – Anderson, Rafael and Fabio – love it and are first to training every morning. It’s a breath of fresh air.
“Antonio Valencia is as tough as nails with great discipline about him. Chicharito has a fantastic attitude to playing and everything else. It’s really good.
“We’ve done very well in Central and South America in the last two or three years.”
Chilean teenager Angelo Henriquez is the latest to make the move to Old Trafford and you wouldn’t bet against more exciting young South American’s joining him in the next few years as Ferguson tries to uncover the next Lionel Messi or Neymar.
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