Manchester United have invited Glossop North End footballer Sam Grimshaw to train with the club in summer, and he hopes to get a permanent contract with the Red Devils.

The young full-back is set to train with the United first-team during pre-season and he is hoping to impress Louis van Gaal into taking him with the squad for their tour of the United States, but as of now he is looking forward to taking the opportunity and earning himself a permanent deal.

The 21-year-old defender was initially taken on loan by the club for a week earlier in the season, but it was later extended until April. He has now been called back for the entire summer.

"I got a call from my agent saying they wanted to take a look at me. It was brilliant news," Grimshaw said, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.

"It is a big opportunity of course with United and I have got to try and take the chance as I have always been a fan of the club."

"They asked me to go in for a one week trial and that was extended until the end of the season. Now they want me to go back in July. I cannot wait," the Glossop North End star explained.

His coach at his current club Chris Willock is delighted for the player and is confident that Old Trafford is the best place for him to realise his dreams and develop as a footballer. He is also hoping that the 20-times English champions sign him and add some funds to the non-league club's coffers.

"Hopefully we can get a few quid for him that can go on the budget, which will be nice," the manager said.

"He is a young man with really good qualities. He is still learning and being in and around a club of the stature of Manchester United can only help him develop."

The defender, however, is still in the dark about his participation in the club's pre-season tour, and believes that he has only been invited to train with the squad in Manchester for five weeks.

"I am not going on tour as far as I am aware. All I know is I am doing a preseason and playing a few games after training with them for five weeks," Grimshaw concluded.