The key to Twente's victory over Ajax on Sunday was the home defence's stifling of Dutch football's top scorer Luis Suarez.
A 22-year-old Uruguayan, Suarez has rattled in 16 goals already this season, which is why he has been linked with Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Barcelona.
Jaap Stam is understood to be scouting for United on an occasional basis and will have supplied Old Trafford with regular bulletins. And if Sir Alex Ferguson rings his former United No 2 Steve McClaren about Suarez, this is the message he will receive: 'He's good. People ask me and I tell them that he can play Premier League.
'He's scored 16 goals already, he's tough, he's a threat and if anybody asks me in England, he's one of a few who could make the jump. I recommend somebody gets him in January - keep him away from our league!'
Suarez has pledged himself to Ajax for the remainder of the season. On Sunday he began on the right of a three-man attack, then moved to centre forward when Marko Pantelic limped off early.
Suarez looked uncertain when presented with chances on his left foot and, when he went to ground on a couple of occasions, he was booed vociferously. He has a reputation.
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