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United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has concerns in defence ahead of the start of the season. Phil Jones is struggling with illness and an injured back, Chris Smalling and Jonny Evans are injured while Rafael is on duty with Brazil's Olympic squad.
They need someone who can cover both full-back areas and 28-year-old Portugal international Eliseu is among the candidates.
They have looked at Malaga's squad where Spain international left-back Nacho Monreal is an obvious target while club captain Jesus Gamez is their first choice right-back.
Eliseu has electric pace and can play as a right wing-back, left-back or left midfielder. Benfica have already declared an interest and he has indicated he is ready to go.
His versatility could prove an asset to United's squad but Monreal, who is the subject of interest from Valencia would make more sense with United's desire for a natural left-back.