Meslier, Leeds reigning young player of the year, is the youngest goalkeeper in history to make 50 Premier League appearances and is also highly rated on the international stage with France Under-21s.

 

It has emerged that Leeds’ arch rivals Manchester United sent goalkeeping scout Tony Coton to the Whites’ Premier League clash against Manchester City on Tuesday and it is believed he is a longer-term target for the Red Devils, who rates him as the best young shot-stopper in the country.

 

 

However, the 21-year-old had a day to forget at the Etihad Stadium as the Citizens put seven past him in a dismal display for the visitors, which former top flight star Sinclair feels is not a good look for him.

 

Sinclair admitted he is not sure whether shipping in seven goals while a scout from Manchester United is watching is not going to do his chances of possibly moving to Old Trafford any good, although it was in a game where a number of key players were missing for the Yorkshire giants.

 

 

“I mean Meslier, TC, Tony Coton, who is one of the chief scouts at Manchester United was watching Meslier, I believe, because they believe he is one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League and he ships seven”, Sinclair told talkSPORT while discussing Leeds’ loss away at Manchester City.

 

“So, I do not know whether that is going to do his chances any good of getting that move to Manchester United.

 

 

“But Kalvin Phillips is missing, you are missing [Patrick] Bamford.

 

“I mean the frustrating one with Bamford is, he has been out for most of the season, he comes back, scores a goal, a last-minute equaliser and then gets injured in the warm up.

 

“I mean it has just gone against Leeds this season.”

 

Meslier signed a new long-term deal at Elland Road in August and he is understood to be happy with the progress he has made at Leeds under Marcelo Bielsa in recent seasons.