Exclusive: Newcastle and Aston Villa chasing Man Utd wonderkid

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe
Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe. Photo by Shutterstock.

Newcastle United and Aston Villa are interested in signing Manchester United youngster Bendito Mantato.

The 16-year-old is regarded as one of the highest-rated talents in England and Ontheminute.com understands that United rivals Newcastle and Aston Villa are interested in signing him.

United remain hopeful that the youngster will sign professional terms when he turns 17 next year, but he would consider leaving the club depending on the offers on the table.

United would receive a considerable sum in compensation if Mantato leaves the club, but that is nothing compared to his potential value in the future.

Mantato can play both as a left-back and on the right wing and joined United’s academy aged nine.