United tracking Van Wolfswinkel

United have been linked with a move for the Dutchman after catching

the eye at Sporting this season. The 22-year-old, who joined

Sporting from Utrecht in the summer, has scored six goals in his

last six games to alert clubs from all across Europe. A host of

clubs were credited with an interest in Van Wolfswinkel prior to

his move to Sporting and United No.2 Phelan has revealed they are

long-term admirers of the Dutch international. “We have obviously

known Van Wolfswinkel for a long time,” Phelan told Portuguese

newspaper Record. “He is a young striker, very talented, who has

been growing in the last few seasons. “A club like Manchester

United carefully follow many players all over the world.”