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The Red Devils are reportedly keeping close tabs on the 18-year old, the player who replaced Chicharito after the striker's move to Old Trafford last summer

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Erick Torres, who replaced Manchester United star Javier Hernandez at Chivas de Guadalajara, could be set to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, after Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly deployed his scouts to watch the striker in action on Monday night.

The 18-year-old has scored six goals in 19 appearences since making his Chivas debut against Monterrey last November and will compete in the Toulon tournament in France after earning himself a call-up into the Mexican Under-20 squad.

PSV Eindhoven have also been scouting the player, but the Red Devils have forged close links with Chivas since their signing of now known Chicharito in April last year for around £7 million.

Torres, nicknamed 'El Cubo', stands 5ft 11in and is described as being strong in the air and with a powerful shot.

The Telegraph report that Ferguson's scouts want to find a new generation of talent from Latin America following the success of Hernandez, who is currently playing for Mexico in the Concacaf Gold Cup in the United States.

The United player enjoyed a stunning first season in English football, scoring 20 goals in 45 appearances and starting alongside Wayne Rooney in the Champions League final against Barcelona at Wembley.

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