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Sir Alex Interested In Panathinaikos Whizkid Sotiris Ninis

Sotiris Ninis

English Premier League champions Manchester United has been reported to be keeping tabs on Panathinaikos whizkid Sotiris Ninis.

Local British newspapers have reported that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is having the 19 year-old attacking midfielder watched at home and in Europe this season.

Ninis has been likened to Barcelona star Lionel Messi and is regarded as the best young talent to emerge from Greece in modern times.

Ninis became the youngest player to participate with a Greek football team in a European cup match, against RC Lens in France on February 15, 2007.

In December 2007, Ninis won the HFF Young Player of the Year, as voted by fellow players and managers and Ninis is the youngest player to have won this award.

On May 19, 2008 Ninis became the youngest ever player to score for Greece and this was on the day of his senior international debut for Greece.

Ninis is also the youngest ever player to be chosen as captain of Panathinaikos, at the age of 18 years and 125 days.

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