Manchester United linked with Carlos Mane

Carlos Mane of Portugal vies for the ball during the UEFA European Under-19 Championship semi-final football match against Serbia on July 29, 2013
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Manchester United are reportedly scouting Sporting Lisbon teen Carlos Mane.

Manchester United have been linked with a bid for Sporting Lisbon teenager Carlos Mane.

The 19-year-old, who has a £1m buy-out clause in his contract, has earned high praise for his performances for the Portuguese club's B-team.

United have sent scouts to watch the player and are pondering a bid when the transfer windows reopens in January, according to The Mirror.

Mane made his first-team debut for Sporting last month, and has represented Portugal at every level between Under-15 and Under-19.

The winger has been on the club's books since the age of seven.

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