Quick links

Manchester United

Manchester United linked attacker scores in 14-1 friendly win

Manchester United linked Quincy Promes got his pre-season off to a strong early start.

It is just two months ago Quincy Promes' name hit the headlines, and he is continuing where he left off.

His 2013/14 season ended with a hat-trick for Holland's under-21 side against Scotland, scoring all three in the first half.

It was a case of perfect timing for the winger, who had just days earlier been linked speculatively with Manchester United.

And quizzed about a possible switch immediately after the game by SkySports, he responded positively: "It's nice but nothing serious. Everyone wants to go to Manchester but not its not serious so ... but it's a nice club."

Promes was overlooked as a surprise name in Louis van Gaal's Dutch squad for the World Cup, and United are yet to move on him, so for now he is back at FC Twente.

The 22-year-old has already returned for pre-season, and enjoyed a memorable warm-up game.

He scored for Twente on Sunday in a 14-1 win over VV Olzenvaal.

Former Inter Milan, and Swansea linked Luc Castaignos netted twice in the victory.

Promes netted 11 times and provided eight assists last season in the Eredivisie, and remains an under the radar transfer option for the Red Devils, comparable with Memphis Depay, who scored 12 and assisted eight.

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch