Giuseppe Rossi training with Manchester United

Former Manchester United striker Giuseppe Rossi is training with the Red Devils at the invitation of former teammate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as the forward is seeking a new club.

The Italy forward started his career at Old Trafford in 2004 where he managed four goals in 14 appearances in all competitions.

He later also played for Newcastle United, Parma, Villarreal, Fiorentina, Levante, Celta Vigo and Genoa.

However, his career perhaps never hit the heights his talent deserved largely due to a number of major knee injuries which have required surgery.

Nonetheless, the forward has still managed a prolific 128 goals in 337 appearances for all the clubs he has played for. In addition, the 31-year-old managed seven strikes in 30 appearances for Italy.

Solskjaer explained to United's official website that there are no plans to sign Rossi, though he hoped another team would come in and make an offer.

He said: "We're not going to sign Giuseppe I think, no, but he's trained well with us.

"He looks sharp, he's looking for a club so Giuseppe is probably going to stay with us for another week, unless someone takes him.

"He scored a fantastic goal yesterday [Saturday] in training. The gaffer [Sir Alex Ferguson] turned around and said 'what about that son?'

"It's a bit of us helping him to get fit before his next move, so if there are any takers you should be quick!"