Manchester United reportedly scouting Mexican midfielder

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Mexico and Cruz Azul midfielder Roberto Alvarado had the chance to further impress one of the world’s biggest clubs on Friday night.

Mexican site Esto has the report, saying United scout Mark Prizant was set to evaluate the 20-year-old playmaker when Mexico faced Uruguay in Houston.

Uruguay won 4-1, with Alvarado playing 44 minutes on debut.

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Alvarado has three goals and five assists in 12 Liga MX appearances this season, and made his senior debut two weeks after his 15th birthday in 2013.

Oddly enough, Wikipedia says Alvarado earned his nickname Piojo because of his hero, and it’s not Mexican star Miguel Herrera. Rather, Alvarado looks up to former Lazio, Valencia, and MLS winger Claudio Lopez of Argentina.

Perhaps Prizant will stay Stateside for USMNT-Mexico, and eventually take Zack Steffen back to deputize under David De Gea. Just saying.