United starlet emerges on Leeds radar - reports

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Manchester United midfielder Ryan Shields has reportedly emerged as a target for Leeds United.

The 16-year-old academy starlet is not in first team contention at Old Trafford, but is regarded as a possible star of the future amidst interest from the Whites and Stoke City.

It's unclear whether a fee or compensation package would be involved in any deal, but The Daily Mail reports that Simon Grayson's side are eager to 'snap up' the teenager.

Leeds will be hoping they are more successful in their pursuit of Shields than they were with Manchester United keeper Tomasz Kuszczak, who claimed to have been denied a loan switch to Elland Road earlier in the year.

Sir Alex Ferguson was reported to have told the Polish stopper that he could not make the move to the Yorkshire outfit, a potential sign of the frosty relations between the two clubs stemming back to their rivalry in the 70s and 80s.

Few players have made the move from Manchester United to Leeds United in recent times, although Alan Smith and Eric Cantona are two high-profile players to move in the other direction in the Barclays Premier League era.

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