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Manchester United take former Manchester City player on trial

Manchester United have taken former Manchester City academy player Sam Grimshaw on trial, reports ESPN.

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The 21-year-old has being playing non-league football since leaving the Citizens, and has impressed at Glossop North End this season. Able to play at left-back or left-wing, one aspect of the player’s game that is especially exciting is his lightning pace. According to the report he can run the 100m in under 11 seconds.

This would seem to be the latest in a series of moves for non-league players from the Red Devils. Sadiq El Fitouri joined from Salford City earlier in the season, and Andrew Lewis of Southport had a trial just last month.

It is unlikely that Grimshaw will have an effect on the first team squad immediately were he to join United, but he does play in a position that manager Louis van Gaal appears to like. With the Dutchman playing a 3-5-2 formation regularly this season, a defender who can also fit in to an attacking role could be very useful.

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