Manchester United Continue To Scout Scottish Wonderkid

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Manchester United have shown interest in Scottish teenage striker Matthew Knox, as per various reports.

The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United are about to hand over a third trial to Livingston teenager Matthew Knox as he closes in on Premier League move.

The Scottish striker has been playing for Livingston since he was 11 years old. He came through their academy and now plays for the senior team. The 17-year-old centre-forward is currently under the radar of various Premier League clubs.

Knox is one of the top young strikers in Scotland and has already had trials with various clubs including Tottenham, Everton and Liverpool. He has had two trials at Manchester United previously, and as per reports, the Old Trafford club is ready to hand a third trial to him.

He became Livingston’s youngest ever player to make a senior team appearance. Knox played the first game for the senior team on Boxing Day last year, back when he was 16 years old. He has already made seven appearances for the Scottish third tier side this season.

There were reports that Livingston rejected a bid of £75,000 from Rangers last summer. The Scottish club tied down Knox to a two-and-a-half-year deal earlier this month.

The teenager striker will be given a third trial at Carrington this week. It is understood that Manchester United are ready to offer Livingston a bid of around £150,000 for Knox in January. If the deal goes through, Knox will join United’s Elite Development Squad.

Livingston boss David Hopkin described the player as a real talent. Hopkin said: “It’s a great honour for him to be training with the team and be invited down again. He must have done something to impress him last time. He’s handled everything great here and he’s a real talent.”


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