Report: 16-year-old Callum Gribbin to be given Manchester United first team chance this summer

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The left footed winger has been compared to Ryan Giggs during his time in the club's development squad.

Manchester United may be about to give another talented youngster a chance in the first team this summer, according to reports in the Mail, with 16-year-old winger Callum Gribbin the player who will be given the opportunity to impress Louis van Gaal as he trains with the senior side.

The Mail also believe Gribbin could well make the club's pre-season tour of the US later this month. 

Last summer, the Dutchman took several young players on a similar trip, many of whom hadn't made their first team debuts with the club.

Moving into the start of the season, Van Gaal called on several youngsters to play a part in his senior side, with the likes of Tyler Blackett and Paddy McNair being regularly involved.

Less is known about Gribbin than the two defenders, who had spent more years in the club's old age groups. The England Under-16 midfielder by contrast only made one appearance for United's Under-21 side last season.

However, that is to be expected considering he is so much younger that the other players who would feature at that level. Gribbin has caught the eye in the club's Under-18 division and the FA Youth Cup in the last 12 months, and the comparisons with United legend Ryan Giggs should be plenty enough to get Red Devils fans excited.

Though such comparisons shouldn't come easily, with the Welsh wizard making his debut at 17-years-old and going on to make an astonishing 963 appearances at the club, if nothing else, they should indicate that United have another prospect worth keeping track of, and this summer may be the perfect time to find out a little more.

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