Manchester United scouts seen monitoring goalkeeper

Stoke City's Asmir Begovic

Manchester United scouts where spotted watching Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic play for Bosnia on Friday night, as the club continue to monitor the goalkeeper.

The Daily Mail are reporting that the club sent scouts to Bosnia’s match with Greece, as the Red Devils look to find strong competition for David De Gea.

Despite paying £18.3million for the Spaniard in 2011, Sir Alex Ferguson believes that De Gea needs to fight for his place more, and feels that he can improve with a more experienced ‘keeper pushing him for a place in the team, something Begovic can do.

The Stoke goalkeeper has been surrounded by speculation over recent months, with a number of clubs reportedly interested, including Arsenal and Chelsea. However, the Bosnian shot stopper insists that the attention isn’t distracting him:

“I’m not under more pressure because United are watching me. I’m glad that they do because that means I’m doing something good” he told

He added: “We will see what will happen in the summer. In football you can never know 100 per cent.”

The 25-year-old was unable to keep a clean sheet in Bosnia’s 3-1 win over Greece on Friday, conceding in injury time to Greek striker Fanis Gekas. Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko scored two in the match.

Begovic will now return to Stoke ahead of their Premier League clash with Everton on Saturday evening.

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