Released Manchester United kid Kenji Gorre nets 18 goals, on verge of Swansea City breakthrough

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Kenji Gorre has been in superb form for Swansea City's under-21 side this season after being released by Manchester United and a previous trial with Celtic.

Kenji Gorre may have been released by Manchester United two summers ago but he has used the 2014/15 season to show he clearly has a promising future in the game.

After a trial with Celtic, Gorre eventually signed with Swansea City, and is on the verge of breaking into their first team set up.

Still just 19-years-old, Gorre has been the standout player for their under-21 side and was recently honoured at Swansea's end of season awards do.

He scored 18 goals in total this season, including two in the Division 2 final to lead the Swans to a 3-2 win over Huddersfield.

The 19-year-old winger's performances are demanding a first team chance sooner or later, and with little to play for Swansea boss Garry Monk could be tempted to give him an opportunity on the final day of the season away to Crystal Palace.

Quoted by Swansea Vital Football, Gorre said he hoped he was making people sit up and take notice:

"I just need to keep doing what I am doing, stay focused on my game and showing people that I am ready for the chance.

"It is not for me to decide when that chance might be, but I hope I am showing people what I can do.

Gorre's dad Dean was a former footballer, playing for Feyenoord, Ajax, Barnsley and Huddersfield. Kenji had been in Manchester United's academy since 2002, spending more than a decade learning his craft with the Red Devils before moving on.

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