By Tom Blackburn

Manchester United are hoping to beat Rangers to the signing of Livingston 16-year-old Matthew Knox, according to a report.

The Sun claim over the past few months the striker has trained at a host of clubs including Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton.

The report states Rangers have had a number of bids for the striker rejected, with one coming in well under his valuation at just £75,000.

The wonder kid made his Livingstone debut in December last season in the Scottish Championship, just six days after his 16th birthday.

He went on to play seven times in the league, including a start in their 1-0 win against champions Rangers, but his efforts couldn’t help the side avoid relegation.

The centre-forward has been capped twice at Scotland under-17 level, and it is claimed fellow Scot Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to bring him to Old Trafford.

He has played three times in the League Cup this season, every time off the bench, but is yet to play in the Scottish League One.

Rangers have had a mixed transfer window as they look to make an impression on the Scottish Premiership, signing former Premier League players Clint Hill, Joey Barton and Niko Krancjar.

However, a move to sign Joleon Lescott from Aston Villa collapsed last week at the eleventh hour.

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