United have invited Alphonso Davies, a winger for Vancouver Whitecaps, for a trial in order to get a closer look at the player who is making waves across the Atlantic.
Davies became the youngest player to score for the Canadian national team this year and should he sign for United he will become the first ever player from the nation to do so.
United have had Canadians at the club before and Owen Hargreaves may claim to be the first on a technicality, although the ex-Bayern man was an England international, but Davies would most certainly be the most senior Canadian to have played for the club.
Former Spurs defender Paul Stalteri has described Davies as already the ‘best ever’ player to come from the country. “Without doubt, in my mind, the most talented and probably best Canadian player that we’ve produced,” he said. “The sky’s the limit for him.”
And Octavio Zambrano, manager of the Canadian national side agrees, saying: “I don’t think he knows himself how strong he really is.He plays as if he would play probably out on the street or out in the backyard.
“He’s just a specimen, he’s just a very well-put-together young man. Coupled with that is he has some very good technical abilities.
“Now our job is to complement that with some sound guidance … to make sure that he doesn’t get either left behind or thrust too fast into it.”
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