FLEET talent Darren Campbell has fulfilled every young footballer's dream after spending the week training with mighty Manchester United.
Campbell, 16, who attended Court Moor School, was invited up for a week-long trial by Old Trafford chiefs at the weekend after he impressed when playing for Reading against United earlier in the season.
Although he will return to Reading to play for the under 17's Academy side against West Ham on Saturday, Campbell has been given the first opportunity to prove his worth to the top scouts in the land.
That in the past has led to the likes David Beckham and Ryan Giggs (both wingers like Campbell) working their way through the United junior ranks and onto the world stage.
Despite his tender age, Campbell has had a number of big decisions to make as he looks to decide his immediate future, both at club and international level.
Campbell (pictured right) has a country v country war on his hands with England and Scotland under 17's both wanting to bring him on board.
He recently opted to take up an eleventh hour bid from the tartan army, who seized on his parents' Scottish citizenship and invited him play a friendly against Northern Ireland.
Royals boss Alan Pardew is hoping the move to Manchester can help forge links between the two clubs. He said: Darren is one of our top boys and I've got no problem with it."