A Manchester United scout was in attendance at France's Euro 2020 Round of 16 tie with Switzerland yesterday evening to catch a glimpse of Adrien Rabiot
The two countries played out one of the games of the tournament on Monday night, forcing extra-time with the scores tied at 3-3 after 90 minutes.
It was a difficult first-half for French midfielder, Rabiot, who was operating in a new role for Didier Deschamps' side.
Deployed as a left wing-back in a 3-4-1-2 formation, Switzerland found themselves 1-0 up at half-time and were good value for their lead.
The evening ended in heartbreak for the 26-year-old, whose side suffered a shock penalty shootout defeat.
Rabiot joined Juventus in 2019 after seven years in the first-team of PSG, but has not been the signing that many had expected him to be.
Rumours that he was to be leaving after only one season at the club were dismissed by Juventus' former technical co-ordinator Fabio Paratici, who recently became Tottenham Hotspur's director of football.
‘Let’s not forget that Rabiot is in his first year in Italy, and the first year is always special," Paratici told Sky Sport Italia.
"At the start of the season, we could see the same doubts over Matthijs de Ligt, who happened to be the best defender in the Champions League [with Ajax last season] at the age of 19. Now I see there is a different opinion of him.
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"Rabiot also arrived from PSG after six months of inactivity. He had to catch up with his physical condition.
"That said, he is a great player, someone who is very important for Juventus today and will be for the future."
Rabiot made an improved total of 47 appearances last campaign, contributing five goals and three assists.
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