News From Manchester: Isak Hansen-Aarøen training with Manchester United first-team

The 17-year-old forward is yet to make his senior debut for the club but could make an appearance when they face Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano in the coming days.

Norwegian starlet Hansen-Aaren could return to his homeland when United face Atletico in Oslo on Saturday, with their match against Vallecano taking place at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The Manchester Evening News understands the youngster was not started in the U21s win over Kidderminster on Tuesday night in order to keep him as fit as possible for the senior training sessions.

United agreed a deal to sign Hansen-Aaren three years ago, when he was still 14. However, he was not permitted to join the club until August 2020, when he turned 16. Before signing with United he also had trials at both Liverpool and Everton.

The Norwegian youngster signed his first professional contract with United a year ago but is yet to be named in a senior matchday squad.

Fellow academy product Shola Shoretire was also pictured training with the senior side on Thursday. The 18-year-old was not part of the pre-season tour squad as the club consider loan options for him this summer.