Manchester United take Sunderland defender on trial

by Sam Peoples

Sunderland defender Louis Laing has joined Manchester United on trial, according to Sky Sports.

Laing was spotted with Manchester United’s Under-21s squad last night warming up but he wasn’t able to play as he wasn’t registered with the squad.

The 21-year-old has been informed that his Sunderland deal will not be extended and United took the opportunity to offer him a trial.

A former England youth international, Laing has struggled with injuries in recent times but United’s Under-21s certainly need a defensive bolster given how little choices at centre-back we have in the squad.

Now that United secured a dramatic 3-2 win over Reading last night, we have progressed to the semi-finals of the Barclays Under-21s Premier League and Laing may get an opportunity to play there.

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