Report: Ten Hag is a big fan of Manchester United teenager Zidane Iqbal after Preston training spell
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Report: Ten Hag is a big fan of Manchester United teenager Zidane Iqbal after Preston training spell

Preston had a look at Zidane Iqbal but the Manchester United teenager may be in line for a bigger role under new boss Erik ten Hag.

North End have made two signings this summer with goalkeepers Freddie Woodman and David Cornell arriving.

Outfield additions are desperately needed and the buzz surrounding North Ends summer business has died down a little.

Preston will be casting their net far and wide in search of new signings, possibly going back to some players who were on the radar earlier in the process.

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Preston had a look at Zidane Iqbal

One name who fits that bill is Manchester United talent Zidane Iqbal.

Iqbal spent time training with Preston back in April, arriving as part of United’s work experience scheme.

We understand that Iqbal was joined by another United talent during that training spell.

Lancs Live noted that Iqbal would be staying with United until at least January, making a loan move to Preston seem a little difficult.

Any lingering Preston hopes of securing a deal this summer seem to have taken a blow with Ten Hag appearing to rate Iqbal highly.

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New boss Ten Hag is analysing his United squad and making decisions on who will be involved in his Old Trafford revolution.

The Sun now report that Ten Hag has been left very impressed with Iqbal and can’t believe he hasn’t been involved in first-team action more under his predecessors.

Iqbal, 19, could now be given a real chance to shine for United this summer as he looks to push for senior action next season.

A loan move to Preston surely won’t be materialising this summer and a January move may even look unlikely if Iqbal gets his chance under Ten Hag.

Preston do need another creative midfield player to support Daniel Johnson and Iqbal could have fit the bill.

North End have now turned to former Liverpool talent Ben Woodburn in that role with Iqbal surely looking like a distant dream now.

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