Manchester United are locked in a three-way battle for Spain's next superstar Saul Niguez.

United coach Phil Neville jetted to Madrid last night after the 2-0 win over Swansea to watch the Atletico Madrid midfield ace - currently on loan at Rayo Vallecano - in action today.

Arsenal and Chelsea are also in the hunt for the 19-year-old, who has been a revelation in La Liga this season.

United coach Neville watched Spain Under-21 star Saul as Rayo Vallecano faced Getafe today, after David Moyes pulled out of the trip.

Moyes jetted instead to Italy for Juventus against Cagliari. The United boss was understood to be running the rule over Cagliari defender Davide Astori, and Juventus attacking midfielder Arturo Vidal, who has 13 goals already this season.

United's interest in Saul has been given greater urgency by the knowledge Arsenal and Chelsea are also tracking the highly-rated youngster.