Young talents Lucas Bergvall and Karol Borys pictured on trial with Manchester United

We reported in January how Manchester United were set to welcome two new young players to the club on trial.

These were Czech talent Karol Borys, with newspaper Gazeta Wroclawska reporting the youngster had been scouted by United ‘for a long time’.

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The other is Swedish youngster Lucas Bergvall, also a midfielder, with Fotboll Direkt reporting he was due at Carrington in February.

Both players have now begun their trials and featured for Manchester United’s under-16s team earlier this week, with the team recording a 6-1 win.

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What we know about Borys and Bergvall

Borys, 15, plays for Polish top flight side Slask Wroclaw, and is a central midfielder. He has scored two goals in 11 games for their youth team this season. He is a Poland under-16 international.

The youngster has trained with the Slask Wroclaw first team, and featured for them in a friendly match with RB Leipzig last October.

Former Poland international and TV analyst Sebastian Mila wrote on Twitter: “I haven’t seen such a talent for a long time. Karol Borys a gem.”

Fotboll Direkt report Lucas Bergvall “is ranked by many as Sweden’s most exciting young player.”

Bergvall has already made his first team debut for IF Brommapojkarna, who play in Sweden’s second tier. He made one appearance at 15 last Autumn, after the team clinched promotion from the third division.

The youngster is a Manchester United supporter, posting an image of himself in a United shirt as a youngster last week ahead of his trial.

Brexit complication

Doing a permanent deal for either player is somewhat complicated by Brexit. United can no longer sign players who are non-EU citizens who are under 18.

With this is mind, it is fair to wonder, ‘why bring them on trial?’, and for this, United must have a plan in the pipeline.

One option is to sign and loan them back to a club abroad until they turn 18, or to set up a partnership with another club similar to United’s former relationship with Royal Antwerp, where talents can be developed.

These rules would have blocked United from signing the likes of Alejandro Garnacho or Hannibal Mejbri in the past.

If United assess Borys or Bergvall, or both, as truly exceptional talents during this trial spell, expect extra efforts to be made to find a solution to find a way to do a deal.

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