Manchester United have dismissed reports that teenage American prodigy Freddy Adu is to train with the Premier League leaders.
The Washington Post reported on Wednesday that the 17-year-old Ghanaian-born player had been given permission by his club D.C. United and Major League Soccer to train with United for two weeks later this month.
“Major League Soccer’s Freddy Adu will not be attending a trial with Manchester United as has been reported on both sides of the Atlantic,” said United in a statement.
“The Washington Post ran a story this week, which was picked up by English papers with quotes from Adu claiming the Reds are still monitoring the teenage striker’s progress and that he is due to travel to Manchester on November 18 for a two-week trial.
“The reports contradict statements released last season in which United expressly pointed out that a Adu was not a player they are currently interested in.
“Despite the recent bout of speculation, United’s stance has not changed and Adu will not be attending a trial.”