It is understood that Barclays Premier League giants Manchester United have taken North West Counties League Premier Division club Glossop North End`s Sam Grimshaw on trial.
Grimshaw is a product of Altrincham`s youth team, which he has captained on many occasions. Before that, he spent nine years as a junior at Manchester City.
Grimshaw, who can play at left-back or on the left wing, also possesses a long throw.
After impressing Alty boss Lee Sinnott in training, he signed first-team forms in mid-February 2012 and the following month he made his debut for Evo-Stik Northern Premier League First Division North outfit Clitheroe, where he had gone to gain experience of senior football.
He made two first-team appearances for Altrincham from the bench the following season before going on loan to Goole AFC so that he could gain more senior experience, and in March 2013 he went on loan to Radcliffe Borough.
The pacey 21-year-old, left Altrincham and signed permanently for Radcliffe in the summer of 2013 before moving to Glossop, who he has helped to reach Wembley in the FA Carlsberg Vase Final, in November.
Earlier this season United made the unusual decision to sign Salford City`s Sadiq El Fitouri following a successful trial.