United chief Fletcher watched Watford star Sarr from on Monday

REVEALED: Darren Fletcher watched Watford winger Ismaila Sarr net stunning halfway line strike at West Brom on Monday as Man United widen the net in bid to bolster their attack

  • Manchester United’s Darren Fletcher was at West Brom’s 1-1 draw with Watford 
  • The technical director was there to keep an eye on the Hornets’ Ismaila Sarr 
  • Sarr scored one of the goals of the season – netting from inside his own half 
  • The Red Devils are eager to get a number of signings over the line in the window 

Manchester United’s technical director Darren Fletcher was at the Hawthorns on Monday night to watch Watford’s Ismaila Sarr – who went on to score one of the goals of the season.

The Senegalese winger made headlines as he broke the deadlock from inside his own half, just ten minutes into the Championship game – after catching West Brom’s David Button off his line.

The goal could now prove to have a bigger impact than just a viral clip on social media – with United contemplating a summer move for the 24-year-old wide-man. 

Manchester United’s Darren Fletcher watched West Brom’s 1-1 draw with Watford on Monday

Fletcher was there to keep an eye on Watford and Senegal winger Ismaila Sarr (pictured)

Fletcher, who spent 13 seasons playing at Old Trafford before becoming technical director this year, was sent to the West Midlands to continue United’s assessment of the Watford winger.

The Red Devils have made it clear that they are not finished with their summer transfer business and are compiling a shortlist of names that they hope to secure before the end of the window.

Sarr has not done his chances over a potential move to Manchester any harm, with his sensational goal putting any potential suitors on red alert.

In the game, the Senegalese international collected the ball and saw Button standing outside of his penalty area. Without barely a second thought, he unleashed a remarkable effort that left the keeper looking rather sheepish. 

During the game, Sarr scored one of the goals of the season – netting from inside his own half

The 24-year-old caught Albion’s David Button off his line to open the scoring inside 12 minutes

Watford would likely be reluctant to sell their No. 23 this summer as they look to secure an immediate return to the Premier League.

Sarr will be seen as a major part of their plans this year, having registered 13 goals and five assists in their 2020-21 campaign – the last time they were in the Championship. 

All-in-all, he’s netted 25 goals in 94 appearances since his club-record move from Rennes in 2019 and was part of Senegal’s AFCON winning side earlier this calendar year. 

Sarr wheels away in celebration during Senegal’s AFCON quarter-final against Guinea

Sarr isn’t the only player spearheading United’s transfer target list – with the club also making movements to sign Juventus’ Adrian Rabiot and Bologna’s Marko Arnautovic this week.

Rabiot’s move looks close to completion whereas their pursuit of Arnautovic looks to have come to an end following the Italian club’s valuation of the Austrian.

Their desperate search for a forward has reportedly led them to register an interest in PSV winger Cody Gakpo as well this week.

Manchester United have reportedly agreed a £15m fee for Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot 

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