Though Manchester United have always boasted one of the finest youth academies in world football, the club is always on the lookout for burgeoning young talent from elsewhere.
Sir Alex Ferguson has been key to the Red Devils' desire to bring in players with potential and nurture them at Carrington with the United training staff.
Last summer, Robin van Persie's arrival at Old Trafford stole the majority of the media spotlight, but the signing of teenage striker Angelo Henriquez provided a sturdy foundation for the side long into the future.
Here are six teenage talents from across the globe who United reportedly have their eye on.
The signing of any of the players from this list will stand the club in good stead for years to come.