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EPL: How Ebiowei rejected calls from Man Utd pair

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag failed with a personal attempt to convince Malcolm Ebiowei about a move to Old Trafford.

The 18-year-old Derby County winger has agreed a deal with Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace, who are expected to officially announce the deal shortly, beating off interest from United, Tottenham and French side Monaco.

The Sun says Ebiowei ignored a text from new Red Devils boss ten Hag and several calls from assistant Steve McClaren before putting pen to paper with the south London side.

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United contacted Ebiowei on numerous occasions to discuss a move, with former Rams technical director McClaren calling him numerous times and ten Hag, appointed this summer, sending a text – both of which were ignored.

But the former Arsenal and Rangers academy star is said have been persuaded by Palace sporting director Dougie Freedman’s ‘personal crusade’ to sign him.

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