Manchester United actively scouting promising 19-year-old RB Salzburg midfielder

Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Maurits Kjaergaard ‘scouted’ by Manchester United

Maurits Kjaergaard, who currently plays as a midfielder for Red Bull Salzburg, is being ‘scouted’ by Manchester United, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano on Caught Offside.

The 19-year-old is one of the many players the Red Devils are keeping an eye on. It is not surprising to see a top club like the Old Trafford side monitoring the progress of a top talent like the Denmark U21 international.

In the current campaign, the youngster has emerged as one of the talents for the future. However, apart from the Manchester-based club, five or six other top clubs are following him as well.

Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Maurits Kjaergaard 'scouted' by Manchester United.
Manchester United are monitoring RB Salzburg midfielder Maurits Kjaergaard. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR/AFP via Getty Images)

Kjaergaard has been at RB Salzburg for some time now. In the previous campaign, the midfielder established himself in the Austrian Bundesliga outfit’s senior squad.

Subsequently, this term, the Danish national has become a key player for Matthias Jaissle’s team. He has made 32 appearances in all competitions for them, mainly in the number eight position, scoring two goals and providing nine assists.

At the moment, United have their own set of young talents in the middle of the park. During pre-season, the likes of Zidane Iqbal and Charlie Savage caught a lot of people’s attention.

However, with the arrival of Christian Erik and Casemiro in the summer of 2022, Erik ten Hag has relied on the two in the engine room in the 2022/23 season.

The two 31-year-olds have done well as a partnership in the double pivot for the Red Devils. Unfortunately, in their absence, the Old Trafford side have not looked their best version.

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Also, United have had the likes of Fred, Scott McTominay and Donny van de Beek for many years without them being able to perform on a consistent basis. Therefore, fresh blood is evidently required at the Old Trafford side. However, for now, it would be wise to see how Kjaergaard develops before pursuing his signature.