Manchester United have taken record breaking teenager Christopher Atherton on trial.

Last week Manchester United completed the deal to sign 16-year-old Watford prospect Harry Amass.

The club is continuing to search for the top young talents around the British Isles, with a bright talent from Northern Ireland invited to the club for a trial.

Via Manchester United Youth on Instagram, teenage prospect Christopher Atherton has been at Carrington for a trial.

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Christopher Atherton on trial at Manchester United

Christopher Atherton played in an under-15s friendly game at Carrington at the weekend.

The youngster previously created headlines when he made his first team debut for Glenavon at just 13 last year.

In doing so he became the youngest ever footballer in Britain to play a professional game. He has now made four appearances in total, each as a substitute, and for just over an hour in total minutes.

Chelsea have shown interest too

The Belfast Telegraph reported last year how clubs across the UK have been interested in signing Atherton, including Manchester City and Chelsea.

He had been on trial at Chelsea last year but is keeping his options open for now. Scottish sides Rangers and Dundee United have shown interest.

Now 14, the Northern Ireland under-16s international is on trial at Manchester United, sharing a picture of his Red Devils kit on his Instagram stories on Saturday.

What ends up happening with Atherton’s trial at Manchester United is yet to be determined, but it is understandable that the Red Devils are interested in taking a first hand look at him.

If this ends up being a deal United complete, United would not rush him into the first team mix, he would slot into his age group and have to prove himself. It’s a challenge Atherton could be tempted by.