Man City and Man Utd eye New York City sensation

Date published: Thursday 5th October 2017 8:24

Manchester City and Manchester United are set to do battle for the signature of a 20-year-old MLS star, a report claims.

New York City FC’s Jack Harrison has received a first call-up for the England U21 national side, and is now attracting interest from across the Atlantic.

According to the Guardian, both Manchester clubs have their eye on the talented midfielder, and both will believe they have the edge in the race for his signature.

Harrison was a member of United’s academy before moving to the United States with his mother.

However, Manchester City are boosted by the fact Sheikh Mansour owns both NYCFC and Manchester City, which will undoubtedly play a role when Harrison departs.

He has notched 10 goals and added three assists under manager Patrick Vieira this season, his second season in the MLS.

Harrison naturally plays as a right winger, however he can play across the forward line and even in a slightly deeper role. His performances this season have helped NYCFC to second place in the MLS East standings.

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