Five facts about Manchester United linked Juan Familia-Castillo

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Manchester United are being linked with a move for teenage forward Juan Familia-Castillo.

Reports over the weekend suggested Manchester United are monitoring youngster Juan Familia-Castillo as they mull over the latest investment in a younger player for their academy.

United are one of the best clubs in the country when it comes to investing in and developing younger players, with the youth ranks offering Louis van Gaal a lifeline in terms of squad options already this season.

Here are five facts about him.

He’s 14-years-old, left footed Dutch forward.

He’s already playing in the group above his age bracket for the Netherlands under-15 side.

Reports confirm Manchester United have already scouted the teenager.

United’s interest is based on his performance in two youth internationals for the Netherlands against Belgium.

He played in the same Ajax youth setup as current Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu Mensah.

It’s not uncommon for top flight clubs to invest in young talent and it’s effectively a gamble for United, but one which could pay off if he shows promise under Louis van Gaal.

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