Last Updated: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 09:22
David Moyes sent his assistants Steve Round and Jimmy Lumsden to scout Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus against Napoli on Tuesday night.
The Germany international was the best player on the pitch in a 3-1 Borussia win which keeps them in contention to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League.
United boss Moyes saw Reus play for Germany at Wembley the previous week and rumours that the Reds are interested in the 24-year-old forward appear to have been on the mark.
United's staff and players were in Germany to prepare for Wednesday night's clash with Bayer Leverkusen, which gave Round and Lumsden the opportunity to see Reus at first hand.
The ex-Borussia Monchengladbach star did not disappoint with a virtuoso display for Dortmund who have admitted that their star player does have a £29.5million release clause that kicks in the year after next.
That could, unless Reus signs a new deal, force them to listen to offers for him next summer and with BVB coach Jurgen Klopp retaining an interest in his former playmaker Shinji Kagawa, the rumours of a swap deal will surface again.
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