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Manchester United set to take closer look at 15-year-old MLS starlet

Vancouver Whitecaps striker Alphonso Davies has been creating a buzz, and has now reportedly attracted interest from Manchester United.

The 15-year-old had made six appearances off the bench for the Whitecaps and impressed which in turn earned him a starting spot against Colorado Rockies last month.

According to The Province, a British Columbia newspaper, it has been enough to warrant United sending America scout Jorge Alvial to the game between the Whitecaps and Seattle Sounders on Sunday.

It remains to be seen whether or not Davies starts the game, but ultimately with Vancouver set to miss out on the play-offs, it has been suggested that they could shuffle things up and give others including the youngster more chances to play.

Davies has impressed with his pace, power and technique thus far, but naturally as with any player around that age, he still has much to prove in order to earn a move to a big club in Europe.

Nevertheless, the early signs appear promising and although Vancouver will be desperate to hold on to their talent, they will undoubtedly demand a significant fee if they are to part company with him.

It’s added in the report that given Davies’ passport status, any interested club will be eyeing a move for him when he turns 18, although a transfer could still be agreed upon prior to that point with the youngster being loaned back out until then.

Much still has to happen before that even becomes a realistic point in the process, but the fact that the report claims that United are even taking a closer at him suggests that they could have seen something special in the teenager and will look to land his signature before the other big clubs come calling if the hype is justified.

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