United have given Scottish teenage star striker Matthew Knox another trial at the club as the Reds look at adding him to their youth ranks.
Knox has been coveted by many clubs both South and North of the border. The Manchester Evening News notes:
Jose Mourinho and United’s seniors have been joined by a teenage starlet in training as Scottish teenager Matthew Knox aims to convince the Reds he should be signed up.
The 16-year-old Livingston striker has been having a second trial at Carrington following a successful first visit last season.
After Rangers failed with numerous bids for Knox in the summer the Reds were keen for another look.
Knox became Livingston’s youngest player to make his professional debut on Boxing Day last season against St Mirren just four days after his 16th birthday.
And Livingston head coach David Hopkin revealed he has been joining in with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney, Paul Pogba and co in training sessions.
“Matthew left on Sunday. That’s why he didn’t play in the game on Saturday against Stenhousemuir,” said Hopkin.
If Knox can make the grade he’d follow in the footsteps of some legendary Scotsmen who’ve played for United over the years, at a time now, when the home nations aren’t represented in the squad.
Despite the lack of home countries talent in the United side, the squad looks strong for a title bid this season and you can now get good Premier League Odds on the Reds lifting the trophy in May.