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Manchester United have signed 5 free agents almost completely unnoticed

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Jose Mourinho certainly had his complaints with this summer's transfer window but Manchester United were brutally efficient in their business.

The £75 million capture of Romelu Lukaku already appears an inspired coup with the Belgian already boasting nine goals in just eight appearances. Nemanja Matic's arrival has left egg on Chelsea faces and Victor Lindelof offers defensive cover of the highest order.

All that and the Special One was still disappointed with Ed Woodward.

Nevertheless, United haven't let the closure of the window halt their search for talent and the club has brilliantly profited from an unexpected stroke of luck.

Huddersfield Town downgraded their academy from category two to category four this year in an attempt to streamline the youth system at the club. The move also looks to save the Terriers £500,000-a-year to be reinvested in the development squads.

It sees the removal of Huddersfield's under-19 and under-16 outfits.

The move has cut adrift a great number of up and coming stars at the club with United proving the quickest two react - sweeping up no less than five free agents.

Manchester City, Everton and Liverpool had also shown immediate interest but were undercut by the Red Devils as they swiftly established trials and training games for 15 youngsters. 

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Nicky Butt then reduced the group to the five most promising stars after a two-week process.

The lucky group will be offered the chance to continue their education in Yorkshire or to undergo a transfer to Ashton-on-Mersey school within a 15-minute drive of the United training ground.

Per the Daily Mail, promising stars Rocco Fragapane and Raj Mahmoud were amongst the group invited to Carrington and have experience playing in the England youth teams.

The five starlets will be joining the likes of Harvey Rowe, Sam Murray and 'keeper Ryan Schofield who had already been procured from Huddersfield.

Besides, United need all the quality youth players they can garner at the moment with the Red Devils falling behind their city rivals. 

As recently as November 2016, Manchester United's under-15 side was systematically dismantled by City who romped their way to a 9-0 victory.

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United fans will be hoping the new batch of Huddersfield youngsters can give a well-needed boost to the academy and maybe, just maybe, contain the next Marcus Rashford.

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