Manchester United appear to be winning the battle to sign 15-year-old 'keeper Kjetil Haug.

Reports in the Daily Star claim that Arsenal, Manchester City, Everton and United are all interested in the teenage stopper, but it is David Moyes' side who remain favourites.

The Sarpsborg 08 youngster, whose style of goalkeeping has drawn comparison to Premier League great Peter Schmeichel, has previously been on trial at Old Trafford and Haug talked fondly of the experience:

"It was very special to be on trial at United since I am a supporter myself," said Haug.

"I talked a lot with Anders Lindegaard. He gave me lots of good advice about a possible transfer.

"We also had lunch with several other United players and David Moyes. Moyes sat down next to me. It was very fun."

However, despite the prospect being a United fan, he insists any decision will be based on what is best for his sporting future:

"The most important thing is the sporting challenge and the entire package that the club offer me.

"United is in that respect very well received when I decide on my future. But that they are closest to my heart does not mean anything."

Whilst Haug claims his affinity towards United will not decide his future, the 'keeper also ranks ex-Old Trafford hero Schmeichel as one of his role models, and is delighted with any comparison to The Great Dane:

"It is quite special to be compared to one of the best 'keepers in the world ever," said the Norwegian

"But it is of course great, and I am really honoured. He is one of my biggest role models.

"I'll be careful not to say too much about the similarities between us, but there are some. I have a physical style to my play as did Schmeichel.

"But there is obviously a long way to go before I get on his level."

Schmeichel famously won the treble whilst at Old Trafford before later playing in the Premier League for Aston Villa and Manchester rivals Man City.

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