Scottish wonder kid rejected Man United’s deadline day approach

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Manchester United missed the chance to sign starlet Livingston striker Matthew Knox on transfer deadline day this week after he rejected their advances, according to the Metro.

The Red Devils took the 16-year-old on trial at Old Trafford for a week during January, and were impressed with what he had to show them – even pumping a spectacular effort past former goalkeeper Victor Valdes in training – as they looked to bring in another striker on a permanent basis.

Knox became the SPL’s youngest ever player in on Boxing Day when he came on as a substitute, and has been on the radar of both Chelsea and Liverpool in the past.

United were keen to offer him an offer to stay with the club, but the teenager opted to remain with the Scottish club instead.

“Man United came back in for him yesterday (Monday) and there was interest from QPR but Livi are holding on to him,” said Knox.

“It’s a good felling knowing that these clubs want him.”

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