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Arnau Puigmal.

Man United secure the signature of 16-year-old Spanish wonderkid

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Manchester United managed to do some good business this summer and the results have been shown early doors.

The £75 million acquisition of Romelu Lukaku has yielded four goals in four games in all competitions this season and with three straight wins in the league, it seems the big Belgian has taken United to another level.

The Red Devils also bagged Nemanja Matic from title rivals Chelsea in a £35 million deal and the Serbian's presence at the pivot of the midfield has allowed Paul Pogba to have a greater influence going forward.

Two goals in three league games for Pogba has shown the fruits of that Matic's signature.

However, not every signing is made with the present in mind, not even under the win-now Jose Mourinho management.

United secured the signing of 16-year-old Spanish wonderkid Arnau Puigmal from Espanyol on Monday much to the excitement of the club's staff.

Posing alongside Manchester United legend Andy Cole, he wrote: “Very happy and proud to announce that I am a new Manchester United player, a dream come true.

“It’s time to work, come on Red Devils.”

The Spanish youth international had already signed for United earlier this summer but was forced to wait for international clearance before breaking the news, hence confirming the signing after the transfer window has slammed shut.

Class of '92 member and former United favourite Nicky Butt is the head of United’s oversees academy recruitment and he first noticed the young starlet at the Mediterranean International Cup where he was crowned most valuable player.

The likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Philippe Coutinho have also starred in the same tournament and if Puigmal can go on to have a career remotely like any of those three, then United have secured themselves a real gem of a player.

United's next outing is away at Stoke after the international break where Mourinho will be keen to extend the club's 100% start to the season.

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