Club Brugge youngster among the goals ahead of Manchester United clash

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The Belgian giants go in to this week's Champions League qualification play-off as underdogs but young striker Tuur Dierckx looks in fine form.

After two wins from two in the Premier League, Manchester United head into the first leg of their Champions League qualifier with Club Brugge as overwhelming favourites.

But after upsetting the odds to progress to the semi-finals of the Europa League last term, the Belgian side will have no qualms about going into the game as overwhelming outsiders for victory.

The Bruges club boasts plenty in the way of notable talents capable of causing the Red Devils problems but one man that United manager Louis van Gaal may want to be keeping a particularly close eye on is Tuur Dierckx.

A 20-year-old attacker and product of the Club Brugge youth academy, Dierckx spent last season on loan at fellow Belgian top-flight outfit Kortrijk.

Now back with the Jupiler League title hopefuls, the young Belgian has made a sensational start to the current campaign with two goals in his last three domestic fixtures.

A winger by trade, the Belgian's electric page and eye for goal have made him a notable highlight of the season so far for the Blauw-Zwart.

Capable of providing a killer pass from out wide, or alternatively cutting inside to shoot, Dierckx may not be a household name or the brightest star in Club Brugge's ranks just yet, but he could surprise United next week.

Having found the net last time out against his old friends at Kortrijk in a 2-1 win, the young Belgian is underestimated at your peril.

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