Manchester United have handed a second trail to Livingston teenager Matthew Knox ahead of a possible to Old Trafford.
United took Knox on trial earlier this year back in January and are said to be considering signing up the 16-year-old in a deal worth up to an estimated £150,000.
The highly rated Scottish youngster has also had spells with Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton whilst Rangers are also said to be keen on signing the teenager, however it seems Manchester United may have jumped to the front of the queue for his signature.
Knox became Livingston’s youngest ever player to make his professional debut on Boxing day last season against St Mirren just four days after his sixteenth birthday.
He is yet to feature in Livingstons league one campaign this season but has appeared off the substitutes bench three times during the League Cup stages.
Livingston boss David Hopkin confirmed to the press that Knox had been given another trail at Manchester United saying that he will be joining in with the first team’s training sessions alongside the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba and that he will be at Carrington until Friday this week.
As for the future of Knox, Hopkins admitted that he was unclear whether the teenager would remain with Livingston stating that he won’t know officially what is going on with the player till the end of the week once knox has returned back from his trial with united.
Should Knox sign he will reconnect a 114-year association between Manchester United and Scotland. When Donald Love was sold to Sunderland earlier this month, it meant the united squad had no Scot playing in the side or as a manager for the first time in 114 years.
If Matthew Knox can convince new reds boss Jose Mourinho that he is good enough to be at a club like Manchester United, we could potentially see the highly rated youngster become a part of Jose Mourinho’s Europa League plans.
With the Portuguese likely to be shuffling and changing round his teams for each of the four competitions, Knox could find his best chance of playing could in the Europa League.
He will no doubt be given proper time to settle and progress through the clubs academy system, however there remains that outside chance he could feature for the first team this season should he convince Mourinho and his backroom staff that he is good enough to play for Manchester United.