Thorpe, now 24, played one minute in that match. That was the Manchester United Academy product’s lone Premier League minute with the Red Devils.
Thorpe has since played in the Championship with Rotherham, taking loans at Bradford City and Bolton.
Now, should a trial prove fruitful, he’ll be swapping his United red for the blue of its former rival, albeit on Manchester City’s sister side New York City FC.
Thorpe made 25 appearances for Bolton, who was a League One side before earning promotion to the Championship. If the money works, it would seem he’d fit nicely in Patrick Vieira’s side for the duration of this season.