Mark Wright set for trial at Manchester United
Mark Wright has been asked if he'll do a two-week trial at Manchester United football club after he impressed with his goal in the Soccer Aid charity match over the weekend
Mark Wright has been offered a trial at Manchester United football club after his impressive goal during the Soccer Aid match.
The former 'The Only Way is Essex' star - whose younger brother Josh, 26, plays for Gillingham - has been asked to join the team for two weeks of training after his ball skills during the charity game last weekend caught the attention of manger Jose Mourinho.
A source said: "Mark has always fancied himself as a decent footballer. But he didn't expect this amount of interest after Soccer Aid. Jose came up to him after the game and asked him if he was free to head up to United's training ground to see how he gets on among some professionals. Mark is now making sure he can fit it into his schedule but he is very keen."
And that's not the only offer the 29-year-old hunk has received over the past four days as Sunderland boss Sam Allardyce - who managed Mark's England team in the match - has also been in touch via the former reality TV star's father Big Mark Wright.
The insider added to The Sun newspaper: "Sam rang on Tuesday with a similar offer."
But it seems the hunk's blossoming TV career may prevent him from making it big as a footballer as he's set to head out to America soon for six months after his CBBC kids show 'The Dengineers' was recently picked up by a US channel.
However, the source explained: "Mark is taking it in his stride but has told friends that if something serious does come of it he would drop the TV work in a heartbeat.
"He may be 29, which is old in football terms, but he would love a couple of years playing for a living."
Meanwhile, Mark was the first to score for England - contributing to the team's 3-2 against the Rest of the World - in the charity game, leading to him picking up Man of the Match.