Date: 24th January 2013 at 1:43am
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Could Coll Donaldson be the next young defender to sign for United?

Could Coll Donaldson be the next young defender to sign for United?

United have given a trial to highly-rated Livingston youngster Coll Donaldson.

The Daily Record reports:

The Old Trafford outfit ran the rule over the 17-year-old in reserve games against Hibs and Rangers earlier in the season and the centre-half impressed enough for chief scout Martin Ferguson, brother of Sir Alex, to request a more detailed look.

Donaldson, on the fringes of the Lions’ first-team, travelled south with their director of football John Collins on Sunday and will spend the week at United’s Carrington training ground.

Livi’s chief executive Ged Nixon said: “Coll was watched by Man United in a couple of reserve games and Martin Ferguson wondered if they could have a look at him.

“They’re looking after him and he’ll train with them before they decide what they want to do.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity for the boy. No matter what happens in the end, it will let him see what’s out there and he’ll train in fantastic surroundings at Carrington.”

Donaldson has yet to play for the Livingston first team and it’s uncertain just how far United’s interest goes, but the fact the club have taken him on trial and Sir Alex’s brother is involved bodes well for Donaldson’s chances.

Watch this space…..


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