Manchester United now favourites to sign sensational protege

We are hoping, for the sake of Manchester United fans, that when David Moyes says he is unsure about making signings in January that he is simply keeping his cards close to his chest. It would be an understandable tactic considering the high profile mess that Manchester United made with their transfer business in the summer.

After going public with their pursuit of Cesc Fabregas, the whole thing fell to bits, as the player himself said he wasn’t interested in moving to the club. Manchester United ended up with egg on their faces and David Moyes certainly wouldn’t want a recurrence of those events.

Moyes says that is going to be difficult to sign players but we believe that Manchester United will pull out all the stops in order to bring some extra quality to the club. You would imagine that the manager will be looking for fully-formed footballers who can make an impact on the team straight away.

But one young player who has been linked to the club regularly over the last few months is the sensational youngster Ryan Gauld.

Just yesterday Daily Mail reported that Manchester United have once more sent scouts to Dundee United to follow the performances of the 18-year-old.

He may not be able to have an immediate impact on the team. But such is the potential of the lad that it surely won’t be long before he’s playing for a big club. In a contemporary society where overhyping players is pretty much the norm you take tags such as ‘the next Messi’ with a pinch of salt. But if this lad continues on his current trajectory he will certainly be a top player. He doesn’t even look as if he’s trying as he effortlessly glides across the turf with superb balance and ball skills.

If Manchester United could sign him for around £5m then we think it would be worth a punt. Bet Victor have Manchester United as favourites to sign the brilliant youngster at odds of 8/1

Let’s see him in action. CLICK FOR GAULD

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