Manchester United have made their move to sign highly-rated Hibs talent Ethan Laidlaw as they look to take him on trial this year (Daily Mail).

The 16-year-old signed his first professional contract with Hibs this season and was an unused substitute for the first time on Sunday as Hibs lost 2-1 to Rangers in the Scottish Premiership. Now Manchester United are taking an interest.

Manchester United are interested in the Hibs talent.

Manchester United are interested in the Hibs talent. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Laidlaw has already attracted interest from a rival Premier League club in Leeds United. Marcelo Bielsa’s side handed the ‘explosive’ teenager a trial earlier this year but now the Old Trafford club are ready to step up with a similar offer.

They will also hand Laidlaw a trial period, which will occur before the end of the year. Hibs are in no rush to sell one of their top academy talents but interest from Manchester United and Leeds United will likely test their resolve.

Hibs return to action this Sunday in Scottish Cup action against League Two Stranraer. Victory in this round four clash would set up a quarter-final meeting with either Motherwell or Greenock Morton at Easter Road.

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