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Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui pictured at Manchester United training ground

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Manchester United's latest signing Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui has been photographed posing outside the club's Aon Training Complex at Carrington after successfully passing a medical ahead of his transfer to Old Trafford.

The Red Devils youngster follows in the footsteps of fellow starlets Adnan Januzaj and Andreas Pereira by moving to England from Belgium after deciding that the Premier League giants is the best place to continue his development.

Under the watchful eye of veteran Dutch coach Louis van Gaal, Moutha-Sebtaoui will be hoping to make strides towards making a breakthrough in the Manchester United first-team.

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The 16-year-old goalkeeper still has a lot of hard work ahead of him, but he'll be looking to build on the impressive form that first caught the club's eye when he was playing in the youth team at Standard Liege.

Manchester United were not the only team keeping tabs Moutha-Sebtaoui, with fierce rivals Chelsea also expressing an interest in bringing the talented teenager to Stamford Bridge.

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Jose Mourinho is on the lookout for a new back-up stopper to sit behind Thibaut Courtois ahead of the impending departure of veteran custodian Petr Cech this summer.

Although it's unlikely the youngster would've been fast-tracked straight into the Blues senior fold, had they brought the player in it would've been with a view to him one day putting pressure on his compatriot for that number one spot in the Portuguese coach's squad in the future.

Of course, Manchester United have very well publicised goalkeeper problems of their own at the moment with the long-term future of David de Gea up in the air.

The Spain international has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in the summer, and that could leave Van Gaal looking for a new first-choice keeper when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.

Moutha-Sebtaoui's arrival is not going to have any impact on the Red Devils plans with regards to the first-team, but for supporters at the Theatre of Dreams this could be a first look at a future Manchester United No.1.

Manchester United fans: Does Ilias Moutha-Sebtaoui have a realistic chance of developing into a first-team regular at Old Trafford? What about the future of David de Gea - will he still be a Red Devil next season? Have your say below...

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