RUMOURS: Man Utd hand trials to Man City players

Teenagers Edward Elewa-Ikpakwu, a centre-back, and Ellis Simms, a left winger, played for United’s Under-17s on Wednesday after a first showing at the weekend

Manchester United have handed trials to Manchester City teenagers Edward Elewa-Ikpakwu and Ellis Simms, according to the Manchester Evening News .

The pair, a centre-back and left winger respectively, featured during Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Everton Under-17s after run-outs for the Under-16 outfit the previous weekend.

Elewa-Ikpakwu was recently called up to the England Under-16 side, while Simms has turned out for England’s Under-15s.

The news comes soon after Wayne Rooney’s oldest son Kai opted to swap United for City, as reported by the Daily Mail .

Kai is understood to have been part of the academy at Old Trafford since October, along with Michael Carrick’s son Jacey.

However, the seven-year-old has now switched allegiances.