Report: Rumoured Rangers target undergoes second Manchester United trial; prefers English move over Ibrox

General View of Ibrox Stadium

Livingston's Matthew Knox also trained at Rangers this year but Mark Warburton's side look set to miss out.

General View of Ibrox StadiumGeneral View of Ibrox Stadium

Reported Rangers target Matthew Knox is said to favour a move to England after returning to Manchester United on trial, according to the Daily Record.

Livingston's Knox reportedly impressed Rangers manager Mark Warburton earlier this year, with the Light Blues one of several clubs to have taken a close look at the 16-year-old midfielder.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

The report claims the Ibrox side have made several approaches to Livi, including a £75,000 offer that was knocked back in January.

However, Rangers' hopes look to be fading, with new Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho set to run the rule over Knox, as his predecessor Louis van Gaal did previously.

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho poses ahead of the press conferenceNew Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho poses with a club scarf

Knox became Livingston's youngest ever player when he made his debut for the then-Championship side four days after his 16th birthday in December last year.

Reports of Rangers' interest emerged soon after, though the Glasgow giants have since heavily recruited in the teenager's position.

Accrington pair Matt Crooks and Josh Windass became the first midfielders to arrive at Ibrox this summer, followed by Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter, Burnley's Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar of the New York Cosmos.

Joey Barton applauds fans as he is substitutedJoey Barton applauds the Rangers fans as he is substituted

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