By Dan Ripley for MailOnline
Published: 10:05 GMT, 2 March 2020 | Updated: 10:37 GMT, 2 March 2020
Gabriel Martinelli has revealed that Manchester United turned down the chance to sign him, despite being on trial at Old Trafford for four years.
The Brazilian striker has been one of the few revelations in a poor Arsenal season after arriving relatively unknown from Italian side Ituano in the summer for just £6million.
Since then the 18-year-old has netted 10 goals in 25 games and looks set to play a big part in the future at the Emirates Stadium.
Gabriel Martinelli has been one of the breakout stars of the season at Arsenal
Yet Martinelli could so easily have ended up at Old Trafford, having regularly been on trial at