Manchester United take the new Nemanja Vidic on trial at club

by Sam Peoples

Manchester United have brought in highly rated Slavia Sofia defender Stefan Velkov to train with at Carrington as the academy staff wanted to take a closer look at one of Europe’s biggest talents.

At 6″3 tall, Velkov has the physique of a grown man despite only being a 17-year-old in much the same fashion as Romelu Lukaku when he came to Chelsea, but as a defender instead.

Considered by many as the ‘new Nemanja Vidic’ because of his physicality, strength and ability to make a last ditch tackle or block when necessary, Velkov is incredibly advanced for someone so young.

He is now a regular with Slavia Sofia aged just 17 and plays his international duty with the Bulgarian Under-21s despite his tender ago. Velkov has also received a call up from the senior Bulgarian squad as his stock continues to improve.

Central defensive options with the Under-21s are also very thing right now as Michael Keane has been loaned out, so there is a spot there if somebody is ready to take it and United should give Velkov a contract so that the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona don’t swoop in and steal him.

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