United scout spotted watching Costa

Manchester United’s chief scout Robbie Cooke was at La Rosaleda to see Atletico Madrid beat Malaga, with Diego Costa the focus of his attention.

Atletico won the game through a Koke goal and Marca cites reports from the Daily Mail that the midfielder was another player Cooke was sent by David Moyes to watch.

Also coming under Cooke’s eye were a trio of players at Sunday’s Basque derby – Athletic Bilbao’s Ander Herrera and Real Sociedad pair Inigo Martinez and Antoine Griezmann. United made a late move in the summer transfer window for Herrera, only for the deal to collapse.

The report claims Moyes is looking for new arrivals to bolster the champions’ squad after a disappointing start to the season.

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