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Man United go up against Aston Villa for highly-rated 15-year-old Scottish wonderkid

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Manchester United enter the race for Scottish starlet Kerr Smith

According to Tele Sport (h/t Evening Telegraph), Manchester United are in the race for Dundee United starlet Kerr Smith

The Red Devils have brought in a number of talented young players in recent windows. Smith appears to be the latest youngster on our radar.

The 15-year-old has attracted considerable attention from the Premier League. Both Aston Villa and Everton are also keen on securing his signature.

Manchester United are interested in Kerr Smith
Manchester United are interested in Kerr Smith

According to the report, our biggest threat in securing him could come from Villa. The player is already in Birmingham and will turn 16 in two months’ time. This will enable him to pen professional terms.

Smith started out as a central midfielder. He has since been converted into a central defender by Dundee’s senior academy head coach Adam Asghar.

It proved to be an inspired decision. Smith has since caught the attention of first-team manager Micky Mellon. He even featured in a friendly against Sheffield United in August. Smith gave a decent account of himself going up against veteran striker Billy Sharp.

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United have brought in a number of young players to the club

Dundee would prefer to keep the youngster if given a choice. Despite the interest from across the border, they feel there is a fighting chance of doing just that.

Alongside Lewis Neilson and Logan Chalmers, Smith is among a number of youth stars breaking out at the club. A move to the big league will in a way enhance the club’s reputation of nurturing talents.

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It remains to be seen if Smith will make his way to the Threatre of Dreams over the others in the fray.

United if they play their cards right, they can have a conveyor belt of talent coming through to the first team in a few seasons.