Former Manchester United youngster eyes Premier League return

Former Manchester United youngster Kenji Gorre

Former Manchester United youngster Kenji Gorre is now training with Swansea City, according to the Daily Mail.

The Dutch-born winger played in Swansea’s Under-21s match against Bristol City on Monday evening, as the Swans came from 2-0 down to win 3-2.

Gorre joined the Red Devils in 2002 as a schoolboy, and impressed United’s Under-18 coach Paul McGuiness. Gorre became a part of McGuiness’ squad for their 2011-2012 season, before enjoying the occasional reserve match near the end of the season.

He was released by United near the close of the January transfer window this year, and spent last month on trial with Scottish giants Celtic. It was rumoured in 2009 that Chelsea tried to bring Gorre to Stamford Bridge, but United held a firm grip on the youngster.

Kenji is son of current Scotland Under-17s manager Dean Gorre, who enjoyed a successful career with Feyenoord, Gronigen and Ajax in the Dutch league, before moving to England to play for Huddersfield Town and Barnsley. Gorre also made one appearance for Blackpool, coming on as a substitute.

Dean Gorre was part of Ajax’s squad that won the double in the 1997-98 season, playing alongside Michael Laudrup, the now current Swansea manager. Kenji Gorre will be hoping he can impress the Swansea coaches, so that one day he can play under the management of his dad’s former teammate.

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