Red Devils have earmarked central midfield as a potential weakness at Old Trafford next season.
Manchester United are eyeing up a possible move for highly-rated FC Porto midfield player James Rodriguez come the end of the season, reports the Daily Telegraph.
The recently crowned Premier League champions are already putting in place plans for the next campaign, with midfield believed to be the one area of concern for manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Veteran former England international Paul Scholes is expected to hang up his boots come the summer, but this time on a permanent basis, while there is also a strong possibility that Brazilian Anderson could be made surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
All of which would mean the Scot searching for a new player to fill the void in the centre of the park, with Porto’s Colombia international potentially the man to take on such a job.
The 21-year-old is valued by footballer database transfermarkt at £20 million and with 24 goals in just 59 games for the Portuguese giants, Rodriguez could very well be the perfect signing for United this summer.