Matthew Knox has signed for Tranent juniors as the former Manchester United trialist takes ‘two steps back to go three steps forward’ (Tranent Juniors).

The prospect rose to national prominence a few seasons ago as he spent time training with Premier League giants Manchester United. He was Scottish football’s most sought-after talent with his potential was displayed at Livingston.

Knox was tracked by Manchester United at Livingston.

Knox was tracked by Manchester United at Livingston. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

His loan spells to the lower leagues attracted the interest of clubs like Manchester United and Rangers. But eventually he moved to Brechin City after the Lions and was most recently with Northern Irish side Warrenpoint Town.

Now looking to kickstart his career at local club Tranent Juniors, manager Calum Elliot said: “Matthew is a huge coup for the club. A special talent with undoubted ability. He’s shown a real willingness to join the club and to reconnect with his passion for football. I’m really looking forward to working with him.”

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