David Moyes is keen to add to his attacking options in the upcoming January transfer window and reports in Brazil suggest United have sent scouts to watch the forward in action.

Ribeiro, 24, admits the chance to play for United is one that would prove too hard to turn down if the offer came around.

He told Brazilian TV: “I will continue doing my job here at Cruzeiro but plan on getting to a big club, it's a dream I've had since I was young, I've always liked Manchester United."

Ribeiro was a star performer for Cruzeiro last season helping the club capture the Brasileiro Serie A title ahead of Atletico Paranaense and Gremio.