Ferguson has already bought and nurtured one set of twins from South America with Rafael and Fabio Da Silva going from promising youngsters to first team regulars in the space of two seasons.
History could now be set to repeat itself with the Santos twins – described as Flamengo’s answer to the Da Silva’s – who play for Vitesse Arnhem in the Eredivisie.
Despite both signing four-year deals at the Dutch club earlier in the year Ferguson is adamant that he can persuade Alex and Andre, who play at right back and left back respectively, to join and has already sent United scouts over to Holland to cast an eye over the pair.
They will follow the twins progress over the course of this season as they try to break into the first team at Vitesse. Assessments will be made see whether the 19-year-olds have the talent and mentality to succeed and meet the high standards set at Old Trafford.
Chelsea are also said to be interested in the Brazilians although with Ferguson’s success with the Da Silva twins United would have the advantage when it comes to securing their services.