Manchester United have taken teenage Livingston striker Matthew Knox on trial with a view to signing him permanently, the Daily Mail reports.
The 16-year-old is in high demand in the Premier League with the likes of Everton, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham all having him scouted recently.
However, the Red Devils have sought to get the jump on their rivals by making the first move, and the report states that he travelled down to United’s Carrington training complex on Monday morning.
Having made his debut for Livingston from the bench during the side’s 4-1 victory over St Mirren on Boxing Day he became the club’s youngest ever player, and should he impress during his trial he will become the subject of a lucrative move to the English top flight.
Knox has been at Livingston since he was 11, and the report goes on to claim that he has already been to visit Liverpool, and though they were impressed with his potential failed to make a permanent offer for his signature.
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