Liverpool starlet Harry Wilson on Manchester United snub and enjoying beating them

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Liverpool's Harry Wilson on his Manchester United exploits for and against.

Liverpool fans have a new name to pay close attention to.

If they weren't aware of him already, 16-year-old winger Harry Wilson has a real chance of becoming a household name on Merseyside after being called into the Wales senior squad.

If he plays, the teenager would become Wales' youngest ever player.

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We brought you this factfile shortly after his call-up was announced, where we discussed how he has been at Liverpool as an eight-year old, but almost ended up at Manchester United instead.

How about hearing it in his own words?

When Wilson embarked on Liverpool's pre-season tour of the US, he was put forward by the club's media team to write a six-day diary for US website The Bleacher Report.

In it he discussed the early part of his career and how he joined the Reds

From his day one entry: "My career actually started at Manchester United. It didn't work out there—they chose another Harry ahead of me—but Liverpool said they wanted to have a look at me and it went from there. They must have liked what they saw.

"I'm a Welsh winger, so Ryan Giggs was an obvious hero when I was a kid. These days I look a lot to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. I'm attack-minded and love getting forward.

"Since Brendan Rodgers took over, the youth team plays to the shape of the first team. We go with a 4-3-3, with me playing as one of the top wide players. I'm left-footed, but can play on either side of that formation."

Fascinating stuff, but how does he feel about Manchester United now they not only passed him over but are the bitter rivals of his current club?

Here's what he had to say on day six where he was involved in a youth tournament in New York: "We had the option of coming down early to watch the start of the Liverpool vs Manchester United match this morning (it kicked off at 8.30am local time), or staying in bed and getting up for the second half. Suffice to say, most of the lads were there for kickoff.

"It was great to get the early goal and I thought we played really well. Liverpool didn't look like losing their lead and were deserving winners.

"It's always great to beat United. The rivalry runs all the way from the first team to the youth ranks and we feel it every time we're up against them."

With talk like that he may just become a Liverpool hero yet.

Wilson is clearly a player who loves being at Liverpool, and if he can build on the promise he has shown early on and has seen Chris Coleman identify him as a future star for Wales, it may not be too long before he is turning out at Anfield in the first team and facing off against Manchester United for real - and making them pay.

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