Youngster Amir Ibragimov, 15, Trains with Man Utd First Team Ahead of Aston Villa Match
Manchester United's 15-year-old prodigy, Amir Ibragimov, was seen training with the first team in preparation for their upcoming match against Aston Villa.
On Sunday afternoon, the Red Devils will welcome Unai Emery's side to Old Trafford in a pivotal match for securing Champions League qualification.
A victory over the West Midlands side would provide Erik ten Hag's team with an opportunity to move up to the third spot in the Premier League standings, as they are currently positioned in fourth place.
Villa, on the other hand, are enjoying an impressive 10-match unbeaten streak and currently occupy the sixth position, as they aim for a late push to secure a place in the top four.
To prepare for the upcoming match, coach Erik ten Hag has invited promising winger Ibragimov to train with the team.
Ibragimov was originally born in Dagestan, Russia, but moved to England along with his family when he was eleven years old.
Ibragimov began his footballing journey at Sheffield United's academy, but was later signed by Manchester United. He has since gone on to captain both the under-14 and under-15 sides at the club.
Despite playing for England's under-15 side, young winger Ibragimov remains eligible to represent Russia at international level.
Amir Ibragimov has two siblings involved in sports. His older brother, Ibragim, is a professional MMA fighter, and his younger brother, Gazi, also plays in Manchester United's academy.
Ibragimov committed his immediate future to the club last year, with Ten Hag seemingly keen to see how he fares in the first-team.
The winger took to social media to share the news, posting a picture of his boots on Instagram accompanied by the caption: '1st team session' and a tick emoji.
He had reportedly been attracting serious interest from Europe's elite clubs but chose to extend his stay at Old Trafford, signing his pre-scholarship forms.
Subsequently, he will stay with United until he is able to agree a professional deal when he turns 17.
United were allegedly keen to tie the player down to a long-term deal, viewing him as one of the most highly-rated players in the club's academy system, according to the Manchester Evening News.