Sir Alex was full of praise for the attacker last month stating that the 20 year old has a bright career ahead of him, and with King securing a place in his national side whilst still playing at u21 level this looks likely to include international football too.
With solid showings at both club and international level King could be on the periphery of the first team, exactly where he himself said he wanted to be by the end of the year.
With a potential step up coming soon, King spoke with ManUtd.Com to discuss his career, his footballing heroes, joining United and himself as a player. Asked how how and when he joined United, King said:
“When I was 15, I changed club to Valerenga in Norway.
“It was in the Nike Premier Cup – after that I got loads of offers – Chelsea, Sunderland, Ipswich and a few others – to come on trial. My agent Jim [Solbakken] said United want you on trial as well and I didn’t even think twice. I said ‘yes’ because it’s the biggest club in the world.
“The next day, I trained with the team and had a friendly game. My mum said you’ve got to finish school but looked in my eyes and knew how much I wanted it.
“So I moved over with my mum and moved in with Magnus [Eikrem] who I didn’t even know but ended up being close to.”