Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has reportedly added a Brazilian to his scouting network Michael Regan/Getty Images

Manchester United have reportedly hired scout Sandro Orlandelli. The Brazilian, who was working with his country's football federation until shortly before the Rio Olympics, is set to assume a role within Jose Mourinho's scouting network.

The United boss has been looking to add new scouts to his set-up since he became the club's manager earlier this summer. Orlandelli previously worked with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal as a South American scout and his role at United will be similar, according to the Brazilian publication Lance.

As well as working with Arsenal, Orlandelli has also worked as Atletico Paranaense's football director and been involved in scouting projects at Santos. Orlandelli is the second scouting addition Mourinho has made at United after previously recruiting Danish scout Tommy Moller Nielsen.

United have been linked with a number of Brazilian players throughout the summer, including Gabriel Jesus, who recently signed for Manchester City, and Gabriel Barbosa, who is rumoured to be on his way to Inter Milan.

United have enjoyed mixed results with their Brazilian imports in the past, with the likes of Kleberson and Anderson falling way short of fans' expectations. On the other hand, fullback Rafael da Silva was a firm favourite among United fans before he was sold to Lille by Louis van Gaal in 2015.