Over the past couple of decades, the name of Manchester United is one that reverberates around world football. They are one of the biggest clubs in the world.
Whilst fortunes may be flagging a little from their heyday, the Red Devils remain a definite force in the Premier League. They have a playing squad littered with big names; quality drips through the side. Bubbling beneath the surface, they also have a wealth of promising talent.
According to Bristol City loan manager Brian Tinnion, who was quoted in the Daily Star, Manchester United are going to be adding one of the Robins highly rated youngsters to their Premier League set-up. That youngster is starlet Antoine Semenyo, who is currently on loan at League Two Newport County.
Tinnion, who says he was sat next to a Manchester United scout whilst watching Semenyo turn out for Newport, states to The Star that: “They [Manchester United] really like him. People will like him because he’s 18 years of age.”
Interest in youngster Semenyo from the Red Devils goes back to at least October, with Bristol Live reporting it. The London-born striker has made 16 League Two appearances for Newport, scoring twice and setting up two assists.
He’s featuring regularly for The Exiles as he looks to become more accustomed to the rigours of first-team football at the professional level. It is an acclimatisation that appears to be bearing fruit, at least if Manchester United are taking heed it seems so.
County face off in a South vs North Wales FA Cup Second Round tie against Wrexham tomorrow. It is a game the Bristol City youngster will be looking to further impress in.