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REVEALED: Man Utd match trials today for West Ham striker Idris Kanu

Manchester United U18 coach Kieran McKenna has kicked off his first game in charge with a new trialist.

McKenna has started today's clash against Middlesbrough with Idris Kanu wearing the No9 and leading his attack.

Kanu is a West Ham U18 striker and played for the U21s last season, scoring a winning penalty past Shay Given against Stoke City.

Hammers development squad coach Liam Manning said at the time: "Idris showed great character to take the penalty, especially against Shay Given, a goalkeeper who has had a terrific career. It says a lot about the lad's character that as an under 16 he took the penalty and took that responsibility."

McKenna has given the teenage striker a chance today and he has impressed in the first-half.

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