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Man Utd target Chris Rigg, 15, makes shock Sunderland debut in FA Cup thriller

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SUNDERLAND’S 15-year-old wonderkid Chris Rigg shone bright during his shock debut in the FA Cup thriller against Shrewsbury Town. Rigg has attracted a lot of interest from the Premier League following some standout performances at youth level. 2Chris Rigg made his Sunderland debut in the FA Cup against Shrewsbury TownCredit: Getty 2Sunderland wonderkid Chris Rigg has been linked with Manchester United and NewcastleCredit: Getty The midfielder has been targeted by Manchester United as well as Liverpool, Newcastle and Everton during the January transfer window. And the England Under-16 captain’s stock went even higher on Saturday as he came off the bench to help the Black Cats punch their ticket to the fourth round of the FA Cup. In doing so he became Sunderland’s youngest outfield player EVER. Sunderland beat Shrewsbury 2-1 in a dramatic encounter at Montgomery Waters Meadow. Matthew Pennington opened the scoring for the hosts on 81 minutes, which is when Rigg came on and replaced Edouard Michut. It looked like Tony Mowbray’s side were out for the count but the teen sensation helped them do the unthinkable. Ross Stewart equalised in the second minute of stoppage time. Just when it looked like the two teams would have a replay at the Stadium of Light, Luke O’Nien hit the back of the net to seal a fantastic qualification only two minutes later. Most read in Football HOW TO GET FREE BETS ON FOOTBALL Rigg came out looking better than ever, with many considering him the best of his age in the country. Newcastle remain strong favourites to sign the talented schoolboy from their fiercest rivals. But United are very keen to land one of England’s greatest prospects for the future.

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