Manchester United Set To Signal Stoke & Eire Prospect Nathan Collins
Manchester United look set to signal Stoke Metropolis and Irish underage worldwide defender Nathan Collins as Ole Gunnar Solksjaer seems to be to rebuild his squad forward of the approaching season.
In line with a report in The Solar, Solskjaer is about to make a suggestion for the 18-year previous who broke into Stoke Metropolis’s first staff on the tail finish of final season.
It additionally particulars that Collins’ former teammate and ex-United midfielder Darren Fletcher has really useful the defender to Solskjaer after massively impressing the Scot throughout his spell at Stoke Metropolis final season.
Fletcher feels that Collins is already adequate for first-team motion at Outdated Trafford having impressed in his appearances for the Championship membership this season.
Collins has additionally gained a bunch of caps at worldwide degree taking part in for the U19s on 4 events and the U17s 20 instances, captaining the facet on the U17s European Championships in 2018.
Solskjaer is reportedly seeking to goal rising stars for his first-team squad as he rebuilds following a disappointing season which noticed United end in sixth.
Along with Collins from Stoke, the Purple Devils are additionally set to herald 21-year previous Swansea winger Daniel James who was really useful to Solskjaer by Welsh boss Ryan Giggs.
Norwich Metropolis’s Ben Godfrey can be reportedly on their radar after being championed by Rio Ferdinand.
Stoke supervisor Nathan Jones, who gave Collins his first-team probability at simply 17, spoke earlier within the season of the boldness he has within the defender and the way he deserved his probability after impressing in coaching.
“I’d don’t have any downside with beginning Nathan,” he advised StokeSentinel.co.uk.
“I wouldn’t have put him on the bench if he wasn’t prepared. We have now sufficient senior professionals right here we may have performed and not using a downside, however I’ve no downside with choosing him as a result of he’s been in that vein of kind.”
The supervisor added: “He’s skilled with us and we had been all the time seeking to give him a recreation earlier than the tip of the season as a result of he’s earned that.
“He’s been wonderful in coaching and the way he’s accomplished stuff and when he got here on at Swansea he didn’t look misplaced in any manner, form or kind. That’s the boldness of the lad.
“There are particular issues he nonetheless has to be taught and do properly, however the future is brilliant for the boy. He’s solely 17 and that’s fantastic for us. Age just isn’t a problem.”