Man Utd line up Leeds keeper Illan Meslier as Dean Henderson transfer replacement before he concedes SEVEN against City

MANCHESTER UNITED sent two senior scouts to watch Leeds stopper Illan Meslier this week.

But unfortunately for the Frenchman, they caught him conceding SEVEN to Manchester City on Tuesday night.


According to the Mail, United's chief scout Jim Lawlor was in attendance alongside goalkeeping scout Tony Coton at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

They took in City's 7-0 victory over hapless Leeds, with luckless Meslier beaten over and over again by the champions' goal-hungry stars.

The Frenchman did make saves in the clash, but was also scored past a little easily at times.

And even when he made a double stop in the second-half, John Stones was still on hand to convert at the THIRD attempt.

Man United are currently well stocked for goalkeepers, with England internationals Dean Henderson and Tom Heaton backing up David de Gea.

But with only 18 months left on De Gea's bumper contract, United are planning for the future.

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At 21-years-old, Meslier has been identified by Man United as one of the best young goalkeepers in Europe.

And if Henderson quits for first-team football in January or the summer, the Red Devils' interest in Leeds' No1 could accelerate over the next 12 months.

Meslier wouldn't come cheap, however, having penned a new five-year deal with Leeds back in August.

The stopper joined Marcelo Bielsa's side, initially on loan, from Lorient in 2019.

Initially back-up to Spaniard Kiko Casilla, Meslier soon impressed enough to wrestle the No1 shirt away from the former Real Madrid keeper.

He appeared ten times as Leeds ran away with the Championship title in the 2019-20 season, before playing 35 of their 38 Premier League games last term.

Meslier is so far an ever-present in 2021-22, but has already seen 32 goals go past him in just 17 games.

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