Arsenal starlet target admits love for United

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Arsenal goalkeeper target Kjetil Haug has revealed that Manchester United are the team closest to his heart.

The 15-year-old Norwegian stopper, dubbed ‘the next Peter Schmeichel’, has been on trial at a number of Premier League clubs, with the Red Devils, Manchester City and Everton all taking a look at the youngster.

Arsenal were next in-line to take a look at the talented teenager, but before going to the Emirates Stadium, he’s revealed that his heart may already lay elsewhere.

“It was very special to be on trial at Manchester United since I am supporter myself," he told TV2.

"Manchester United is in that respect very well received when I decide on my future. But that they are closest to my heart does nothing."

Haug also revealed that he’s held conversations with Anders Lindegaard, as well as lunch with several first team players and Old Trafford chief David Moyes.

"I talked a lot with Anders Lindegaard. He gave me lots of good advice about a possible transfer. It was very interesting and helpful,” added Haug.

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

The stopper’s confession will be a blow to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, as he looks to add another quality youngster to the ranks in north London.

The Gunners chief has a track record of bringing Europe's top talents to the English capital, and Haug could have been the next star in the making.

However, the Arsenal boss has been dealt a blow before the player has even arrived at the club, and his heart appears set on a move to the champions.

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