United trialist enjoys first team training but will now train with City

by Sam Peoples

Norwegian goalkeeper Kjetil Haug has enjoyed a successful trial spell at Manchester United this week after linking up with our Under-18’s.

The 15-year-old also trained with the first team on Sunday and has has attracted interest from a number of other Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Everton. He will now spend three days on trial at Manchester City.

“The experience [United] has been fantastic,” Haug told Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad.

“Here they care about real people to thrive, and everything is organised in the best way.”

Kjetil’s father Cato Haug admitted his son enjoyed his time at Carrington where he met up with the likes of Wayne Rooney at training but insisted that he needed to have other trials to get a real feel of what football is like in England.

He said: “It was incredibly flattering that a big club shows such an interest but we should consider this carefully.

“We are going to ask to get back an entire traditional training week, so Kjetil really get to feel of what this football life is all about.

“We are going to City for three days now and later this year Arsenal and another stay at Everton where I have been before.

“But the desire for United has not lessened after getting greeted by Rooney and co. in training.”

United’s scouting network is always working to bring the worlds most talented players to Carrington and Kjetil could be one of the next youngsters to join United’s academy.

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