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Louis van Gaal is reportedly chasing another highly-rated youngster Getty Images

Manchester United are reportedly tracking the progress of Celtic teenager Daniel Church. The 15-year-old defender could be set to become United's latest academy recruit, after the Old Trafford club instigated an overhaul of their youth team earlier this year.

The highly-rated Celtic youngster has represented Scotland at schoolboy level, and is a leading player for the Boys' under-17 team, who won last month's Glasgow Cup final by beating their rivals Rangers 4-0.

United manager Louis van Gaal had previously been following the progress of his Celtic teammate Jack Aitchison, until he signed a three-year contract in April. Consequently, the Red Devils have redirected their eyes towards Church, who could become the latest young player recruited for the club's academy sides, according to ESPN.

Since the turn of the year, United have bought a number of highly-regarded young players, including Lee O'Connor from Waterford, Swiss striker Nishan Burkhart from FC Zurich and Dutch forward Tahith Chong, who signed from Feyenoord.

And this season, a number of United's academy graduates have made their debuts with the club's first-team, including Marcus Rashford and Timothy Fosu-Mensah, who was recently called up to play for the Dutch national team.