Liverpool trial for Manchester United teen target

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Liverpool are leading Manchester United in the race to sign Wycombe Wanderers wonderkid Jordan Ibe, reports

The 15-year-old winger became the youngest player in the League One club's Football League history when he exploded onto the scene in August, making his first-team debut in a Carling Cup clash against Colchester United, aged just 15 years and 244 days old.

Ibe has attracted plenty of interest with a number of Barclays Premier League clubs circling, but it is Liverpool who are thought to be favourites for his signature, after the promising youngster had a trial at Melwood earlier in the season.

Reds boss Kenny Dalglish is said to be very keen on securing the player's signature, and spent time showing Ibe around the training ground facilities and giving him a tour of Anfield.

But Liverpool will face competition for the player's signature after it emerged that Red Devils chief Sir Alex Ferguson has also been monitoring his progress, and has enquired about the possibility of him coming to Old Trafford.

"Jordan is pretty special," a source told "He has exploded onto the scene this season and a lot of big clubs are taking an interest in him. He is very quick, skilful and plays out wide.

"Liverpool really liked the look of him but he is still at school and is happy at Wycombe because he can get in the team, which won't happen at Liverpool or Manchester United."

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