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Manchester United have summoned three of South America’s brightest talents from their feeder club Desportivo Brazil for a two-week trial.

Lucas Evangelista, Bruno Gomes and Aguilar, who were last year pictured in the Old Trafford directors’ box  with two other team-mates, will hope to impress sufficiently to earn a deal ahead of their 18th birthdays.

The youngsters were part of the Desportivo Brasil Under 17 side which recently romped to glory in the Future Cup with victory, during which strikers Bruno Gomes and Aguilar enhanced their reputations considerably.

United’s relationship with Desportivo is part of a painstaking two-and-a-half-year project by the Premier League leaders to develop their own talent in South America rather than splash out huge fees on the next generation of stars.

Confidentiality agreements prevented Desportivo Brasil from revealing which of their 100-plus teenagers have a pre-contract agreement with United, but last year Sportsmail learned the three trialists, along with Gladstony, now at FC Twente, and Rafael Leao, who has previously failed to impress, were among them.

The partnership was struck after United’s pursuit of the Da Silva twins. They were first spotted as 15-year-olds but could not be formally taken out of Brazil until their 18th birthday, meaning they risked being neglected in the Fluminense youth team and they never made a senior appearance in Brazil.

Source: DailyMail

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