Five facts about 15-year-old Manchester United and City trialist Kjetil Haug

Teenage goalkeeper Haug is conducting trials in Manchester before going on to Everton and Arsenal - so what can we tell you about him?

Manchester United have had their fair share of top Norwegian talents in the past. The likes of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Ronny Johnsen and Henning Berg have all played for the club - whilst youngsters such as Magnus Eikrem, Joshua King and Mats Daehli have also been at the club.

Now they are going to be keeping their eye on another talented Norwegian by the name of Kjetil Haug.

Haug has been speaking about it in the Norwegian press:

"The experience has been fantastic. Here they care about real people to thrive, and everything is organised in the best way."

So what can we tell you about this elusive teenager?

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1) Kjetil is just a school kid, aged 15. As yet he has not featured for any of the Norwegian youth teams - although he certainly doesn’t look 15 considering his physical prowess, standing over 6ft tall already.

2) This is not his first trial in the United Kingdom. Haug has previously trained with Everton and is expected to return there at some point this autumn. Arsenal will also take him in for a period to try and impress while he is now set to join Manchester City for a three day trial after his stint at United ended.

3) Haug is currently playing for Sarpsborg 08, and ambitious side who were recently promoted to the Norwegian top division. They are managed by Brian Deane of Sheffield United, Leeds United and first Premier League goal-scorer fame.

4) Contrary to reports Haug did not play against Aston Villa. It is believed he was involved in some of the pre-game training - but the goalkeepers on the day according to the official Manchester United website were in fact Dean Henderson and Oliver Byrne.

5) We tracked down his Twitter, and he has posted something on there in July that would please United fans.

Check it out…

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