COUNTY football star Matthew Knox could be on his way to Manchester United.

The English Premiership club, now managed by Jose Mourinho, have taken the 16-year-old from Prestonpans on trial from current club Livingston.

He will spend time with the squad at United's AON training complex at Carrington this week, as United mull over a move, expected to be of about £150,000.

It is not unfamiliar territory for Knox, a midfielder, though.

He spent a week on trial at United last season, and scored a free-kick into World Cup winning Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

The teenager was set to feature in a training match against players from United's first team on Tuesday, but his dad, also Matthew, told Courier Sport how an injury robbed him of the chance.

He said: "He picked up a knock to his toe, so that stopped him playing.

"Hopefully he has done enough."

The former Preston Lodge High School pupil is yet to play in the league this season, following Livingston’s relegation last term, although he came off the bench three times during the League Cup group stages.

He had been rumoured with a move to Rangers, while the highly-rated youngster has also been on trial at Tottenham, Liverpool and Everton.

This week, he rubbed shoulders with the world's most expensive player Paul Pogba, Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and England captain Wayne Rooney.