Liverpool have to beat Man United in race for highly-demanded goalkeeping sensation

Manchester United and Liverpool are leading the race to land brilliant young Northern Ireland goalkeeper Conner Byrne.

The 14-year-old has just made his first-team debut for Glenavon in the Irish League, and his first start saw him watch by up to a dozen English clubs.

Schoolboy Byrne, who is a Northern Ireland Under-16 international, is already on the radar of Liverpool and United and they are confident of landing the youngster. Bryne is also believed to be wanted by Tottenham Hotspur and Everton.

Glenavon chairman Adrian Teer said: “There has already been a lot of interest in Conner from a number of cross-channel clubs.

“He is a great prospect.”