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Starlet tipped for greatness

Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara is already tipping teenage midfielder Ryan Gauld to be one of the greats of British football.

The eighteen-year-old who is affectionately known to his playing colleagues as "Mini-Messi" extended his current Tannadice deal until May 2017 earlier this week.

"He's going to be a massive star in our national team, there's no doubt about that," McNamara promised BBC Scotland. "He will be one of the greats of our game. Everybody can see the talent the boy has.

"For me, he's one of these boys who will always strive to be better," he continued. "His vision, his ability is just fantastic. Upstairs, his football brain is way beyond his years, way beyond anything I've seen."

Gauld has already been scouted by a number of top clubs from around Europe, including England, Italy and Spain, despite having made only thirty senior appearances.

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Date:Tuesday December 17 2013

Time: 10:53PM

 

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