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Manchester United to sign 'mini Messi'?

Premier League champions Manchester United are keen to sign Dundee United starlet Ryan Gauld, who has been dubbed the 'mini Messi', according to the Sunday Mirror.

The 17-year-old has earned comparisons with Barcelona star Lionel Messi thanks to his exciting dribbling ability and diminutive stature.

Gauld stands at just 5ft 5in tall – shorter than Messi, incidentally – but that has not stopped the likes of Real Madrid and now Manchester United from taking a closer look at the most exciting young talent to have emerged from Scotland for years.

United boss David Moyes sent first-team coach Jimmy Lumsden to watch Gauld make his Scotland Under-21 debut against Georgia last week, while scouts from several Premier League clubs including Liverpool and Everton were also in attendance.

The Red Devils would reportedly need to stump up £5m for the attacking midfielder – a fee which could look a bargain in the future if he fulfils his immense potential.

To watch Gauld in action, click play on the video at the top of the page.

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