Manchester United ready to take Drew Lewis on trial

The youngster will go into the U21s at United if he is signed. (©GettyImages)

Manchester United could pursue a dream deal for Southport striker Drew Lewis after the teenager was offered a trial at Old Trafford.

Lewis, 19, has found the net an astonishing 38 times for Southport's reserve team this season and, according to a report from the Daily Mail, this has led to interest from the Premier League giants.

Manchester United are keen to take a first look at the youngster, who will be hoping to impress despite not yet securing a regular spot in the starting XI of the Vanarama Conference club.

If the trial proves to be a successful one then Lewis will go into Manchester United's under-21 side, managed by Warren Joyce, and that would be quite a rise indeed from the second XI of a struggling non-league side.

This is not the first time Manchester United have taken an interest in a non-league youngster over recent weeks, having signed 21-year-old right back Sadiq El Fitouri from Salford City.

El Fitouri agreed an 18-month deal following a recommendation from Phil Neville and Paul Scholes, who are part of the Class of 92 led consortium that purchased the Northern Premier League Division One North club.

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