It has been reported that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has handed trials to one youngster as reward for his persistence.
The Daily Star claims that Van Gaal gave a teenager a football trial after he stood outside the training ground for weeks begging for a run out.
His determination was rewarded when the kindhearted Dutch boss gave him a shot with the reserves.
But the player – who had once been signed with Fulham – failed to shine and his dreams of appearing for United were shattered.
A club insider said: “The kid was out in all weathers and would be there every day without fail. We thought he was just being a nuisance, to be honest.
“He said he had been on Fulham’s books at one stage and brought his CV with him. The gaffer was impressed with the lengths he had gone to and personally intervened.”
He was given a one-to-one trial with reserve team boss Warren Joyce but United decided not to take their interest any further.
The United source added: “If the lad’s talent had matched his desire, we could’ve done with him right now.
“United wished him well and it showed a side of the manager not many get to see.”