Manchester United have brought in Idris Kanu from West Ham United on a trial basis.
Kanu is a striker, but can also play as a midfielder, and has been brought in as part of a massive revamp of United’s academy. Nicky Butt, who is the Head of the Academy at Old Trafford, has been leading a huge overhaul of the club’s youth system as he looks to get the academy back on track.
Kanu was part of West Ham’s academy last season. Overall, he made 17 appearances for them, scoring two goals.
Manchester United have now brought him in on trial, and will be keenly watching over his progress. He made the perfect start in his bid to prove himself to the club’s coaches by scoring twice in a 5-1 win against Middlesbrough in the Under-18’s Premier League.
The win was also a plus for the club’s new Under-18’s coach Kieran McKenna, whose appointment was overseen by Butt. The ex-Tottenham coach will now look to guide the youth team and avoid a repeat of the shambolic performances put up by the Under-18’s last season, where they were 30 points behind Manchester City in the league at one point in January.
Idris Kanu follows Tahith Chong and Joshua Bohui, who also arrived at the club during the summer.