- The 15-year-old attacker has gone to a trial at United for three years in a row.
- The Reds can't sign him until he turns 18 as per FIFA regulations.
- However, the club ask for highlights and some information after Pinyaev's every game.
- The chief of Pinyaev's academy wants the player to end up at United.
Branded as the 'brightest' Man United trialist ever by some coaches the club, the 15-year-old Russian attacker Sergey Pinyaev has returned from another trip to Manchester. United can't sign him until he turns 18 but they keep on watching intently.
Sergey Larin, the chief of the Chertanovo FC academy in Moscow where Pinyaev trains, reveals the extent of the interest.
Larin told Russian outlet Sport Express: "Man United are following him. After every game they ask for his highlights. We always take care of this.
"If he ends up at Man United I wouldn't mind. On the contrary, I'm keen for it to happen."
Last time out in Manchester, the 15-year-old took a pic with the entire first team squad (and in the year before he'd posed with Paul Pogba). He continues to make a good impression on youth teams' coaches with his annual two-week trips. Last year, he even impressed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who'd come over to look at the kids in training.
Pinyaev plays as a striker but can also attack from the right wing. Pace, agility, vision, and goalscoring prowess are among his strong sides.
United cannot sign him until he turns 18 – unless they want a transfer ban like the one Chelsea had. Youngsters from outside EU aged below 18 cannot move to another country unless their parents move there as legal immigrants.
But it's apparent United want to rely on Pinyaev once he becomes available for a transfer which can only happen in November 2022.