Manchester United have announced the signing of Matthew Olosunde. The 18-year-old was previously with New York Red Bulls, but quit to attend Duke University and has has now ended up at Old Trafford.
He has been included in Manchester United's U18 squad for their game against Brighton this evening.
The Red Devils had previously confirmed they had reached a deal for Olosunde back in January, but have only been able to announce the transfer today after he received international clearance.
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The talented American youngster can play either in the middle of defence or at right-back, and earned praise from his previous coach at Duke, John Kerr, for his 'wicked' pace and defensive recovery speed.
“He has great one vs one instincts on both sides of the ball and will help us right away in a number of positions,” Kerr added.
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Manchester United have of course been linked with a host of more high-profile transfers ahead of the summer transfer window, including Mario Gotze and Paul Pogba.
Who will be in charge of the club come the end of the season remains to be seen however, with Louis van Gaal seemingly destined to get sacked in May.
The Dutchman oversaw another calamitous performance in their 2-0 defeat against Liverpool in the Europa League last night, which all but extinguished the Red Devils' chances of making it into the Champions League next season.
They're currently three points adrift of Manchester City, who have played a game less, with nine matches of the current season remaining, and Van Gaal was heavily criticised by former Manchester United duo Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes.
The pair branded the performance as 'disjointed', while a fired-up Scholes claimed the current Manchester United team lack any semblance of identity - and now Van Gaal has hit back.
"Is it important what Rio Ferdinand is saying, is that important to you?" he said. "You don't give your opinion and then you give Rio Ferdinand's opinion - that is very strong of you. Of course Liverpool were the better team in the first half but in second half we did a better match than before that. We did not cope with the high pressure of Liverpool.
"We had expected that and for me it was a surprise we did not cope with it because they did it at their home match this year. That raised the atmosphere in the stadium and they created big chances but we had a very good goalkeeper and because of that we were in the match.
"I don't think we were very creative in the third and fourth phase but it is also the defence of Liverpool and you can give credit for that to Liverpool. We have to improve a lot to create more goals."
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