Man United started talks with 17-year-old Irish playmaker

Man United and Chelsea are among the teams that are monitoring the progress of Andrew Moran. However, current club Brighton & Hove Albion are likely to keep a tight hold of U17 Ireland international. Moran progressed through the ranks at Irish club Bray Wanderers but has chosen to finish his footballing education with Brighton.

Moran made his way to the PL club last summer and has since made a huge impact for the club’s under-18 side. With Brighton sitting pretty in third in the south section of the Under-18 PL table, the 17-year-old playmaker has played a key role in their stellar season, with a fantastic tally of 11 goals and 11 assists in 22 league games.

The Irish playmaker’s progress has certainly not gone unnoticed, with Chelsea and Man United having him scouted over the course of the campaign. Andrew, too, is a player worth considering for Chelsea, although they face stiff competition from Red Devils, who themselves have had a youth-centric recruitment approach for quite some time.

As a result, Man United have made a move for many-a-prodigious talent, including Carney Chukwuemeka, Pape Sarr and Matthew Cox. In fact, it has been suggested in the report that Andrewis not far away from breaking into Graham Potter’s senior squad.

Judging by the playmaker’s progress, though, it might even be the case that he slots straight into both Chelsea and Man United’s under-23 side. However, Brighton are determined to keep hold of the Irish attacking midfielder and are likely to resist all offers for him this summer.