Former Arsenal and Liverpool targets score in League Two clash

Bramall Lane Sheffield United

Diego De Girolamo and Daniel Carr have not quite met their lofty expectations just yet.

At the weekend York City welcomed Mansfield Town in a League Two tie that ended 1-1. It was essentially another ordinary game in the League Two calendar.

Except the goalscorers in this game were once tipped to be extraordinary.

Back in April 2014 plenty of big name clubs were linked with the signature of Sheffield United teenager Diego De Girolamo.

The Italian-English youngster was being chased by Premier League sides Arsenal and Manchester United after returning from a knee problem still possessing the talent that had seen him so highly rated early on in his career.

It was not only the teams in England who were said to be looking at him back in April. Italian giants Juventus reportedly sent scouts over to watch him.

In March 2013 a transfer battle ensued for an unlikely target - Dulwich Hamlet striker Daniel Carr.

Arsenal and Tottenham were credited with keeping an eye on his progress but it was Liverpool who first extended an interested arm to the talented forward.

Brendan Rodgers knew the player from his time working with the youth academy at Reading and was more than willing to give him a chance to shine. They took him in on trial and he even featured in an under-21 game against West Ham. However it appears he fell short of the quota after the interest soon diminished from Merseyside.

Any Premier League interest in his services was extinguished when Huddersfield Town snapped him up in April 2013.

But these two were the goalscorers in this 1-1 draw. De Girolamo opened the scoring for York in the 20th minute, with whom he is currently on a one-month loan spell from Sheffield United.

Carr then equalised just after the hour mark. Carr was making his full debut after joining on a similar loan from Huddersfield - where he has so far failed to make the mark.

These two are still young, and a future career in the game is certainly in their hands.

But the expectations once had of them would now appear unrealistic. Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United ... Juventus - these no longer look like future destinations for these two League Two loanees.

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch