Manchester City have moved to trump Manchester United for Brazilian teen Fernando.

The Sunday Mirror says City have offered trials to the 15 year-old after spotting him in the Nike Cup - United's own youth tournament!

Fernando was one of the competition's stand-out players as he helped Internacional reach the ­quarter-finals, where they were beaten 3-2 by eventual winners Barcelona.

News of City's interest will come as a blow to United, who had developed an interest in the precocious attacking ­talent after spotting him first.

The tournament was at United's Carrington ­training base.

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