Jose Mourinho was on Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scouting mission

Jose Mourinho was at Serbia's win over Montenegro
Image: Jose Mourinho was at Serbia's win over Montenegro

Jose Mourinho was on a scouting mission to see Sergej Milinkovic-Savic when he watched Serbia's win over Montenegro, Sky Sports News understands.

The Manchester United manager was in Montenegro as Fulham's Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice to help Serbia to a 2-0 away victory in Podgorica on Thursday in their UEFA Nations League match.

Milinkovic-Savic, who has been a long-term transfer target for United, came on as a substitute for the final 10 minutes of the match and set up Mitrovic's second with a back-heeled assist.

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WATCH: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's assist for Aleksandar Mitrovic in front of the watching Mourinho

The 23-year-old Lazio midfielder signed a new deal with the Italian club earlier this month.

The scouting trip comes in the same week Mourinho meets with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

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Mourinho's position has come under increased scrutiny following rumours of strained relationships within the club.

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