Manchester United are set to hand Livingston forward Matthew Knox a second trial, according to the Daily Record.
Knox trained with the Old Trafford outfit in January, and will be keen to impress United’s coaches after being given a second chance to showcase his talent.
Knox’s father claims that United were so impressed with his ability that they tried to sign the striker on a permanent basis during the winter transfer window, but their last minute deadline day bid failed.
Livingston refused to let the youngster leave, but that hasn’t put United off, and they will make a second attempt to sign him this summer.
“Man United came back in for him and there was interest from QPR, but Livi are holding on to him,” Knox’s father said.
The Livingston striker made his debut for his current club against St. Mirren on boxing day, only four days after his 16th birthday, making him the Scottish club’s youngest ever player.
He has previously had trials at English clubs Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Everton, and Nottingham Forest, and United are now keen to snap him up.
Knox has also been attracting interest from Rangers, according to The Daily Record, but it is understood that the youngster would prefer a move to England.