Angelo Henriquez very close to Manchester United exit

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Manchester United striker Angelo Henriquez is 'very close' to an Old Trafford exit, according to Universidad de Chile president Carlos Heller, who claims to have made an official approach to sign the out-of-favour Chilean star.

Sport Witness carries quotes from the club chief in South American publication El Mercurio, where he explains that the 20-year-old is currently considering offers from two different suitors, the other being River Plate in Argentina.

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"We talked with the reps [at Manchester United]. It's very close," said Heller. "He also has an offer from River Plate, but I think he should come [to Universidad de Chile]."

Missed US tour

New Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal clearly does not see Henriquez as part of his first-team plans moving forward, leaving the youngster out of his travelling 25-man squad for the pre-season tour of North America.

In truth, the player has failed to make any kind of impact since arriving in England from Universidad de Chile in August 2012.

Wigan loan spell

In January the following year Henriquez joined Wigan Athletic on loan for the remainder of the 2012/13 campaign, with the intention of gaining some regular Premier League action, however he made just four appearances for the Latics before returning to Old Trafford later that summer.

Henriquez did score on his Premier League debut for Wigan, but it was in a 3-2 defeat against Sunderland, and there have been no further goals since.

Real Zaragoza

Last season the youngster joined Real Zaragoza in Spain on a season-long loan deal, but his spell at La Romareda was also relatively underwhelming after failing to help them gain promotion from the Segunda División.

Six goals in 25 appearances is a modest return for a player who has already represented his country at senior international level, but the past couple of seasons have not helped his cause as he attempts to cement his place in Chile's national team.

A move away from Manchester United would probably be the best bet as Henriquez attempts to kick-start his career again. He just needs to determine which environment would better suit his development - a return to his homeland or move to Buenos Aires in Argentina.

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