​Manchester United appear set to steal a march on Leicester City in the battle to secure the signature of free agent Liandro Martis.

​The Manchester Evening News reported that Martis, 20, has been taken on trial by the Red Devils.

Martis had spent a day discussing a potential move with reigning Premier league champions Leicester, and has an offer on the table from League One outfit Oldham Athletic.

However, the winger is keen to keep his options open in the hope of securing a dream move to Old Trafford.

United scouts spotted Martis after he scored a spectacular strike in a recent pre-season friendly match between Oldham and Preston North End.

The club have now offered Martis the chance to impress at the Carrington training ground, with the view to the Curacao international joining their Under-23 setup.

Martis has also plied his trade in the youth teams at Willem II and Feyenoord in the Netherlands.

And he recently spoke of the confidence he possesses in his own ability, as well as wanting to secure his future at the right club to continue his development.

Martis said: "I went into Leicester for a day and felt comfortable and got an offer.

"Then I went into Manchester United for a week and received good feedback from Warren Joyce and could have earned a deal had I waited, but I just want to get my career started.

"I am confident in my ability. I've played a number of games to obtain fitness and have done well. 

"I played against League Two Crewe and scored and laid on an assist and then played in a game with Tranmere where I help set up a number of goals before I went Oldham and scored against a championship Preston. Oldham have offered me a deal and we have been in negotiations for two weeks.

"I am nearing a decision on my future and I want to make the right decision for the next stage of my career."

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