Saul Niguez
Neville was reportedly casting an eye over 19-year-old Niguez.Reuters

Manchester United coach Phil Neville was dispatched to watch over a La Liga clash between Getafe and Rayo Vallecano, reportedly casting an eye over 19-year-old Saul Niguez.

The Daily Mirror report that immediately after seeing United claim a valuable 2-0 win over Swansea City on Saturday, Neville was on a flight to Spain to be in attendance as Getafe sealed a 1-0 win over their opponents on Sunday morning.

A number of reports suggest the subject of Neville's excursion was attacking midfielder Niguez, who is currently on loan at Rayo from Atletico Madrid. The teenager has also attracted the attention of Arsenal and Chelsea who are both reportedly keen to secure the Spaniard's services in the near future, but it is likely all three clubs will have to wait until the summer before any potential move to the Premier League can take place.

Niguez signed for Rayo on a season long loan deal during the summer and given the club's precarious position second from bottom in Spain's top flight, are extremely unlikely to want to part ways with the starlet, who made 17 appearances for the club this term.

While Neville was looking over potential targets in Spain, manager David Moyes was spotted taking in a Serie A game. Reports suggest it was the Scot who had originally planned to travel to Madrid, but had a change of heart and opted for Cagliari, who were thrashed 4-1 at the hands of champions Juventus.

United have found themselves linked with a number of players who featured in this afternoon's game, fuelling speculation that Moyes, who was sat alongside United coach Jimmy Lumsden, was running the rule over potential January transfer targets.

Cagliari defender Davide Astori has found himself linked with a move to Old Trafford while Juventus midfielders Claudio Marchisio and Arturo Vidal have also been targeted by the Premier League champions this season.