Manchester United sent scouts to watch Moussa Dembele on Sunday night — and they could be handed a boost after he was benched again.

They dispatched staff to take in Lyon's game against Saint-Etienne and saw the former Celtic man left out of the starting line-up by under pressure manager Sylvinho, who has frequently rotated his forward line this season.

Dembele did come on in the second-half and managed to hit Lyon's only shot on target of the game.