Manchester United and Arsenal go head-to-head to sign English youngster

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According to the Sun, Premier League rivals Man United and Arsenal are keeping tabs on promising Hartlepool United goalkeeper Brad Young.

The Sun adds that the 6ft 4in stopper has earned a call-up to one of England’s youth sides after his excellent start to the campaign.

The 17-year-old only signed a professional contract with the Conference Premier side in the summer, but it looks as though he may move to greener pastures if he can continue to influence.

Both clubs have confirmed first-team stoppers in David de Gea and Bernd Leno, but they could do with some younger stoppers to force their backups.

Sergio Romero is Man United’s second-choice while Arsenal academy graduate Emi Martinez acts as Leno’s backup.

The Red Devils do have Dean Henderson out on loan to Sheffield United, but it’s hard to see where he’ll fit in long-term.

22-year-old Henderson has impressed for the Blades so far this season, and the Red Devils may have the chance to make a massive profit on the ace if they decide to sell him. He’s also been called up by England’s senior squad twice.