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Released Manchester United starlet on trial in Holland

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Former Manchester United ace Gyliano van Velzen is having a trial spell at Eredivisie side FC Utrecht. 

The striker is currently without a club following his summer release by Manchester United, as new manager David Moyes felt he was surplus to requirements at Old Trafford for the upcoming season. 

Van Velzen struggled to make an appearance in England with the Premier League champions, failing to make a first-team appearance for Sir Alex Ferguson's side following his arrival from Ajax.

He was bought by Ferguson in 2010, hoping to make van Velzen the next Ruud van Nistleroy. But van Velzen failed to impress the Manchester United in his first two seasons, despite featuring regularly in the academy teams.

He was loaned out to Belgian side Royal Antwerp in the winter of 2012, as he tried to force his way into the United first-team. 

Antwerp, who have an official loan partnership with the Red Devils, take many young United prospects on-loan, as they try to gain first team experience that will hold them in good stead for the future. 

The likes of John O'Shea, Darren Gibson and Johnny Evans have all played for the second division side, and Van Velzen was no different. He made 10 appearances for Antwerp, where he scored his first goal in professional football against FC Brussels. 

But following his return to the club, he again failed to gain the recognition to force his way into the United first team. But he will hope that the trial spell at FC Utrecht will be enough to sign a deal with Jan Wauters' side, who finished fifth in the Eredivisie last season. 

  

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