The 22-year-old is tipped as a personal transfer target of the Portuguese manager, who would like to bring him to Old Trafford to reinforce the club's ranks
Manchester United are ready to make a move for Sporting Braga talent Rafa Silva in anticipation of Jose Mourinho's eventual arrival as the club's new manager, report ITA Sport Press.
The former Chelsea boss is considered the favourite to replace under-fire Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal should the latter receive his marching orders if the club slip up in the Europa League last 32 against FC Midtjylland.
Mourinho is believed to be keen on strengthening United's attack with the addition of the 22-year-old Silva, who received his Portugal debut in February 2014 and has four caps to his name.
The left winger is said to be priced at £15.5 million, and the Old Trafford outfit are working to beat off competition so as to gift Mourinho his desired signing.