United consider Racing star
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
<EM>Skysports.com</EM> can reveal that Man Utd are considering a move for Mario Regueiro.Skysports.com can reveal that Manchester United are considering a move for Uruguayan star Mario Regueiro.
Sir Alex Ferguson dispatched his brother Martin - United's chief scout - to watch Racing Santander versus Espanyol on Sunday.
Espanyol goalkeeper Carlos Kameni came under Ferguson's gaze, but he was not the primary target as United goalkeeping coach Tony Coton has already compiled a comprehensive dossier on the Cameroonian.
The main reason for Ferguson's visit was indeed Racing's South American speedster Regueiro.
The 26-year-old winger, who operates down the left, has bagged eight goals this season and has already attracted interest from leading Spanish clubs including Sevilla.
United have already admitted that they have limited transfer funds heading into the summer and the fact Regueiro is out of contract at the end of the season is sure to be an appealing feature.
Regueiro is not understood to have had a great game in front of Ferguson as he was withdrawn just after the hour, but how much of a bearing that has on whether United make a bid remains to be seen.
It is understood that United have already made contact with Regueiro's agent Paco Casal about a possible move to Old Trafford - although he refused to confirm meetings had taken place.
The player insists he is only thinking about Racing and not United.
"All my future depends on my work in the next few weeks," Regueiro told skysports.com.
"My desire is to get success with Racing and not speak with United."