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Manchester United extend trial period for Ghanaian striker Schlupp

Published on: 30 January 2013

Ghana striker Jeffery Schlupp will stay longer on trial with English giants Manchester United before a decision is taken whether to hand him a contract by the Premier League side.

The 20-year-old, who plays for Championship club Leicester City, has spent nearly four week with Manchester United in a bid o impress coach Alex Ferguson to hand him a deal.

Schlupp has now extended his trial spell as part of an agreement with his club Leicester City.

United will have by Thursday to decide whether they want to hand him the contract to enable him stay at the club.

“He’s stayed there, we’ve agreed to extend that,” Leicester manager Nigel Pearson said.

”I have spoken to him a few times and Jeff is enjoying himself there, things are going well. I think it’s great experience for the lad.”

The decision to send Schlupp to Old Trafford is all part of a wider relationship between the two clubs, with United selling Ritchie De Laet and Danny Drinkwater to Leicester and loaning Michael Keane and Jesse Lingard.