United to ‘keep an eye on’ triallist Brennan
Posted by nickogs20 on August 29, 2008
Histon starlet Lee Brennan has returned to the Cambridgeshire club after his week’s trial at Carrington with plentiful praise from the coaching staff at United and a promise that his progress will be followed keenly over the coming months.
The 16 year-old midfielder trained with Paul McGuinness’ U18 squad and made an appearance from the bench in the team’s friendly with Spurs’ U18’s the Saturday before last, clearly impressing over that seven-day period. No immediate approach for the youngster’s permanent signature has been made and Brennan will continue his development with Histon this season, but that doesn’t necessarily rule out a move in the future. Histon have an impressive academy setup for a club of their stature and Brennan is also likely to feature at first team level, so with plenty of competition for places in central midfield at United already it may have been decided to allow him to continue with the excellent progress he has been making with the Blue Square Premier outfit.
Histon Academy manager Ian Hart was understandably delighted with how his protege fared in Manchester:
“Lee has done very well in his week with Manchester United with lots of very positive comments coming back to Histon FC about him. Their chief scout advised us that Lee is as good as any of the players his age already at Old Trafford and that they will be keeping a very close eye on him as he develops this season under the guidance or manager Steve Fallon and coach John Beck.”
Beck himself was equally pleased with how the trial had worked out:
“It has been a brilliant experience for Lee and one which gave him an insight into just what it’s like at the very top of the game. Now we have to help him re-focus and concentrate on his development with us.
We’ll obviously keep you up to date with any future developments.