Man Utd chance for India whizkid Rajib Roy

Manchester United are running the rule over Indian youngster Rajib Roy. The 16-year-old’s skills are so impressive he has been dubbed 'The Indian Wayne Rooney'.

Manchester United are running the rule over Indian youngster Rajib Roy.

The 16-year-old’s skills are so impressive he has been dubbed 'The Indian Wayne Rooney'.

Rajib is the son of a dirt-poor sex worker from the back streets of Kolkata, the third biggest city in India.

He caught the eye of United scouts during a national tournament and has been given a two-week trial at Old Trafford.

If successful, his life could be transformed in the same way as the central character of the 2008 Danny Boyle film.

Rajib said: “People keep asking me how it feels to be my mother’s son and then achieve something like this. I don’t know how to answer that question.

“But when my coach told me I had been selected by Manchester United, it was like a father’s recognition."

 
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