Jose Mourinho took a personal scouting mission to watch Nikola Milenkovic in action for Serbia on Thursday.

The Independent report Mourinho is keen on Milenkovic, with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic also catching the eye.

It’s about time then, to get familiarised with the potential United signing.

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Here are five facts about Nikola Milenkovic..

1 – Milenkovic turned 21 this week and is in his second season in Italian football after signing for Fiorentina in 2017 for a bargain £4 million.

2 – Milenkovic is a centre-back and captained former club Partizan Belgrade when he was just 19.

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3 – The youngster started all three games for Serbia at the World Cup, taking on Costa Rica, Switzerland and Brazil.

4 – Milenkovic has inevitably been compared to countryman and former United great Nemanja Vidic, but according to ESPN, he bases his playing style on Gerard Pique.

5 – The Serbian has started chipping in with goals too this season. Already he has two in eight games, a worthy contribution from a centre-back.

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