Manchester United have now expanded their scouting network in Latin America with the latest appointment of former Brazil chief scout Paulo Henrique Xavier.
The Old Trafford hierarchy have always employed scouts around the world to find the next big talents and bring them to Old Trafford.
And after the recent successes of Brazilian young talents moving to the Premier League – with Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus being the latest in a long line of arrivals – United are keen to get in on the act.
Xavier has been out of job since being sacked by Brazil following the national team’s failure to make it to the Under-20 World Cup last month.
He was also formerly employed by Brazilian side Cruzeiro and German sportswear giant Adidas.
United infamously brought in Brazilian youngsters Kleberson and Anderson under manager Sir Alex Ferguson, but neither of them made any particular impact at Old Trafford.
Brazilian brothers Rafael and Fabio Da Silva both played for the first team at United but Louis van Gaal signed off on their departures.
Their only Brazilian player, 21-year-old Andreas Pereira, is now on loan at La Liga outfit Granada. He has scored four goals in 27 appearances for the Spanish outfit this season.
The Premier League big boys do have enjoyed success in signing other South Americans however, with Argentine Carlos Tevez and Ecuador’s Antonio Valencia both were both highly influential in bringing glory to the Old Trafford.