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Manchester United scouts in attendance to watch young Danish starlet in UEFA U16 development tournament

The young forward has smashed in 21 goals in just 13 appearances for the Brondby U17 side this season.

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According to the Scouts in Attendance Twitter page, Manchester United have sent scouts to the UEFA U16 development tournament to watch 15-year-old Danish starlet Jacob Ambaek.

The young centre forward has been turning heads with his impressive displays leading the attack for the Danish U16 side and his club Brondby.

He is yet to make his debut for the Danish club’s senior team, albeit he has already represented them up to the U19 level. About his abilities on the pitch, he has smashed in 21 goals in just 13 appearances for the Brondby U17 side this season.

Stats like this are a clear indication he is a potential world beater in the making.

Manchester United will be looking to add to the Danish connection of midfield maestro Christian Eriksen and the young Rasmus Hojlund as part of the rebuild under Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

A young talent like Jacob would make a great addition to the youth setup and potentially the first team eventually.

Manchester United have already shown a willingness to commit to Danish talent, splashing €72 million on Rasmus Hojlund. The 21-year-old striker had a tough start to life at Old Trafford, with his first Premier League goal coming in December in that rollercoaster win against Villa on Boxing Day.

He has since caught fire, bagging 5 goals and an assist on his way to a Premier League player of the month nomination in February.

In an interview with Inside United, the Dane talked about the #9 role and what’s needed of a striker in this day and age. “The criteria for a striker is more demanding now than it was probably 10 or 15 years ago and, yeah, you need to be even more complete as a striker. I try to be that every day, in every sort of aspect, all of those things you just mentioned [pressing, work-rate, hold-up play, physical strength] are some of them,” he explained

The centre forward position at Old Trafford has somewhat been wanting, but it finally feels like Hojlund is the man for the job.

Manchester United are not the only club interested in Ambaek.

According to Dutch source Tipsbladet, Italian club Roma also have their eye on the teenage sensation and have even invited him to train with the U17s to have a better look at what he offers on the football field.

The youngster’s current deal expires in 2025 indicating a potential move very soon to a big club.

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