Man United have reportedly plucked two players from their local rivals.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils have taken two youngsters from Man City.
The report claims that 15-year-olds Edward Elewa-Ikpakwu and Ellis Simms have been handed trials with United and that both players have already made their debuts for the Old Trafford club at Under-17 level.
United’s U17s beat Everton 3-1 on Wednesday and Elewa-Ikpakwu played at centre-back, while Simms featured on the left wing.
That may not have been their first outing in United colours, though, because M.E.N. suggest that the duo could also have played for the U16s last weekend.
United have one of the finest youth systems in the world.
Although most famous for the Class of ’92 – which included the likes of David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs and the Neville brothers – United’s academy had borne fruit in recent years too, with Marcus Rashford the best example.